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17 Jun 2010 description
report CIVICUS, Elders

As the UN reports that only half of countries are on track to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Mary Robinson, Graça Machel, Gro Brundtland, Ela Bhatt and Martti Ahtisaari support the Every Human Has Rights campaign and call for freedom from poverty as a human right.

Members of The Elders group of eminent global leaders and activists said this week that Governments must place a greater emphasis on protecting human rights if there is to be any hope of achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and ending poverty.

Speaking in a series of exclusive …