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					Report on the Survey-Questionnaire
   AICESIS NGO Universities
  Project AICESIS NGO Universities for
 the implementation of the Millennium
           Development Goals
Study on the development of new
academic programmes, pedagogical
tools and educational software, for
promoting the advancement and
achievement of the Millennium
Development Goals in conjunction with
civil society organisations, the National
Economic and Social Councils and
institutions of higher education.
     Project AICESIS NGO Universities for
    the implementation of the Millennium
              Development Goals

   Questionnaire for Non-Governmental
   Questionnaire for the National Economic
    and Social Councils
   Questionnaire for the Universities
            Questionnaire for NGOs

1.   To what extent the September 2000 United Nations
     Millennium Declaration, the 2015 Millennium
     Development Goals and the recent UN reports on
     these topics have been promoted and discussed within
     your NGO? Can you provide copy of the papers or
     reports resulting from such discussions and meetings?
2.   Did you government or Ministry of Education inform
     your country‟s NGOs of the above UNMD, MDG,
     national reports, etc? (examples)
           Questionnaire for NGOs
3. Has your NGO (or others) been invited by Universities
   or by your government to review and revise existing
   teaching/training programmes, in view of making them
   more responsive to the 8 most important MDGs?
4. If you have not been invited, would you accept such
   invitation to improve existing programmes, in order to
   better train students and NGOs involved in the
5. Which of your countries universities‟ teaching, training
   courses, diplomas and departments are currently most
   relevant to the eight major development goals? (please
   provide a list)
           Questionnaire for NGOs

6. Do any of your country‟s universities‟ teaching and
   training courses and diplomas already include
   components or modules related to the eight Millennium
   Development Goals? (provide list)
7. Do these diplomas lead to careers or professions
   related to the implementation of the MDGs? (provide
8. Is your NGO involved with the government in the
   implementation and insertion of MDG‟s in teaching
   and training programmes?
            Questionnaire for NGOs

9. Is there a National Plan or strategy by your government
    to implement MDGs in its activities or to promote
    them in the public and private sectors or your country,
    or in any of its regions?

10. What are your suggestions and recommendations for a
    strategic approach incorporate more closely MDGs in
    training and teaching programmes, at the national level?
    At the international level?
          The Eight
Millennium Development Goals

   Eradicate Extreme Poverty And Hunger
   Achieve Universal Primary Education
   Promote Gender Equality And Empower Women
   Reduce Child Mortality
   Improve Maternal Health
   Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria And Other Diseases
   Ensure Environmental Sustainability
   Develop A Global Partnership For Development
    Millennium Development Goals
    Road Map (A/56/326 – 6 September 2001)
Poverty and                         Empower
  Hunger                             Women

 Child             2015              Maternal
Mortality                             Health
HIV/AIDS and                      Partnership for
other Diseases   Environmental     Development
    The 66 NGOs which responded to
           the Questionnaire
   Association Mauritanienne pour le Bien-Être et      China Law Society
    le Secours de l'Enfant et de la Mère                China Society for Promotion of Guangcai
   All India Women's Education Fund Association         Program
   All China‟s Women‟s Federation                      Chinese People's Association for Peace and
   AlvarAlice Foundation                                Disarmament
   Armenian relief society                             Chinese People's Poltical Consultative
                                                         conference Feng Cui
   Associations Points Coeur
                                                        Community of Sant‟Egidio
   Association mondiale pour l'Ecole instrument
    de paix                                             Coordination Sud
   Association Tunisiennes des Mères                   Development Network of Indigenous
                                                         Voluntary Associations
   ATD quart monde
                                                         Education International
   Association Tunisienne de la Communication
                                                        Fédération Internationale Terre des
   Black Sea University Foundation                      Hommes
   Bunyad Literacy Community Council                   Federation for Women and Family Planning
   Business Association for the World Social            Fédération Internationale des Associations
    Summit                                               de Personnes Agées
   China Association of Women Entrepreneurs
                                                        Fondation Internationale Carrefour
   Confederation of European Forest Owners              Fondation Vertue Nour
   Chinese Association for International
    Understanding                                       Fondation haïtienne pour l'habitat et
   China Association for NGO Cooperation                l'intégration des sans-abris
   China Care and Compassion Society                   Franciscans International
       The 66 NGOs which responded
            to the Questionnaire
   Fund of Aid for Youth
                                                  MIAMSI
   Global Policy Forum
   Hope For The Nations                          Organisation for Industrial, Spiritual and
                                                   Cultural Advancement
   International Baccalaureate Organization      Peace Boat
   Istanbul International Brotherhood and        Peter Hesse Foundation
    Solidarity Association
                                                  Rotary International
   Institute for the Development of
    Education, Arts & Leisure                     Sawiris Foundation
   Institute of International Social             Shumei
    Development                                   The International Shinto Foundation
   International Association “ZNANIE”            United Nations Association of China
   International Institute for Education         World Alliance of YMCA
    International                                 World Family Organisation
   Initiative of Change International            World Federation of Trade Unions
   International Chamber of Commerce             World Information Transfer, Inc.
   International Ontopsychology Association      World Movement of Mothers
   International Society Military Law            World Scout Bureau
   Japanese Confederation of Trade Unions        World for World Organization
   Korea Freedom League                          Zayed International Prize for the
The 66 NGOs, Divided According To
  UN Classification Of Economic
   Development Of The Country

         4              Least Developed
     9                  Countries
                        Economies in
                        Developed countries

             7          international
    The 66 NGOs which replied to
         the Questionnaire
Asia and the pacific
Africa (4)

North America (7)

Europe and CIS (21)

Latin America and
the Caribbean (3)
Arab States (3)

International (9)
        Country Reports

   191 countries have committed to issuing a
    National Country Report every year

However, to this date only 71 countries
 have produced and published National
 Country Reports:
Country Reports (71)
Afghanistan | Albania | Argentina | Armenia | Azerbaijan |
Bahrain | Bangladesh | Benin | Bolivia | Bosnia and
Herzegovina | Bhutan | Brazil | Bulgaria | Burkina Faso |
Cambodia | Cameroon | Central African Republic | Chad |
China | Congo (Democratic Republic) | Croatia | Czech
Republic | Dominican Republic | Egypt | El Salvador |
Gabon | Gambia | Ghana | Guinea | Guatemala | Haiti |
Honduras | Hungary | Iran Ivory Coast | Jamaica |
Kazakhstan | Kenya | Kyrgyzstan | Lebanon | Lithuania |
Madagascar | Mali | Mauritania | Mauritius| Malaysia |
Mongolia | Morocco | Mozambique | Namibia | Nepal |
Nigeria | Occupied Palestinian Territory | Panama | Paraguay
| Philippines | Peru | Poland | Rwanda | Sao Tome &
Principe | Saudi Arabia | Senegal | Slovakia | Slovenia |
Swaziland | Tajikistan | Tanzania | Thailand | Tunisia |
Ukraine | Uruguay | Viet Nam
            The Global Distribution of
             application of the MDGs
           according to country reports

Country reports                                                                    30
Answ ered the questionnaire
              Latin America Europe and CIS   Arab States   Asia and the   Africa
                 and the                                      Pacific
Millennium Development Goal: 1

 Eradicate Extreme Poverty And Hunger
Millennium Development Goal: 1

 Eradicate Extreme Poverty And Hunger

    Reduce by half the proportion of people living
     on less than a dollar a day
    Reduce by half the proportion of people who
     suffer from hunger
    Millennium Development Goal: 1
     Eradicate Extreme Poverty And Hunger
     The Virtue Foundation held a panel meeting on eradicating poverty
     The Virtue foundation sent a medical mission to Cambodia to perform
      oculoplastic surgery on victims of acid burns and made a documentary
      which addressed the interconnection between poverty, security and
      injustice and the need for legal reform in developing countries to secure
      the rights of its most vulnerable citizens.
     Peter Hesse Foundation organizes campaigns at the national level in
      Germany: entitled voices against poverty
     Deniva published a report on the eradication of poverty
     Alvaralice Foundation is involved in the eradication of poverty through
      the development of social development projects with the government
Millennium Development Goal: 2
  Achieve Universal Primary Education
Millennium Development Goal: 2
     Achieve Universal Primary Education

    Ensure that all boys and girls complete a full
     course of primary education
Millennium Development Goal: 2
       Achieve Universal Primary Education

   The Virtue Foundation has hosted a panel discussion on education in the
    21st century
   Peace Boat created its own university with modules dedicated to education
    as outlined in Goal two of the MDGs
   AIWEFA wants to give all girls the means to complete a full cycle of
    primary education.
   BUNYAD attended several conferences promoting education for all
Millennium Development Goal: 3
 Promote Gender Equality and Empower
Millennium Development Goal: 3
    Promote Gender Equality and Empower

   Eliminate gender disparity in primary and
    secondary education preferably by 2005, and at
    all levels by 2015
    Millennium Development Goal: 3
      Promote Gender Equality and Empower
   AIWEFA attended the 49th session of the Committee on the Status of Women
   AIWEFA attended the international conference „Gender mainstreaming and
    the MDGs‟ 28th-30th March 2005 in Islamabad, Pakistan
   The Armenian Relief Society organized a workshop in 2004 entitled; an
    empathies on engaging boys and men as full partners of women and children
   CAWE attended a special forum on macro-management from gender
   Alvaralice Foundation promotes gender equality by supporting programs that
    offer social assistance and vocational training to low-income or displaced
    women in Columbia
Millennium Development Goal: 4
       Reduce Child Mortality
Millennium Development Goal: 4
            Reduce Child Mortality

    Reduce by two thirds the mortality rate
     among children under five.
Millennium Development Goal: 4
                   Reduce Child Mortality

   In November 2003 I.D.E.A.L. organised a conference entitled „Prenatal
    Education and hope for the future‟

   BUNYAD published a research paper on infant mortality entitled
    “Knowledge and Practice of Reproductive Health Indicators: Safe
    Motherhood, Child Survival, Infertility 2000” in collaboration with SPF
Millennium Development Goal: 5
      Improve Maternal Health
Millennium Development Goal: 5
         Improve Maternal Health

 Reduce by three quarters the maternal
 mortality ratio
Millennium Development Goal: 5
                  Improve Maternal Health

   The Virtue foundation held a panel discussion on „Healthcare in the 21st
   In November 2003 I.D.E.A.L. organised a conference entitled „Prenatal
    Education and hope for the future‟
   BUNYAD created medical colleges which operate in the field of
    Reproductive Health.
   BUNYAD published a research paper on „Maternal Health‟
Millennium Development Goal: 6
  Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other
Millennium Development Goal: 6
      Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other
   Halt and begin to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS
   Halt and begin to reverse the incidence of malaria
    and other major diseases
Millennium Development Goal: 6
       Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other

   The Armenian Relief Society organised a workshop in 2004 entitled:
    „HIV/AIDS Education, Prevention and Care‟
   AIWEFA organised a seminar related to the MDGs with the research and
    advisory centre for HIV/AIDS as a key speaker.
   Alvaralice Foundation deals with projects concerning HIV/AIDS and
    health of various segments of the population that are particularly
Millennium Development Goal: 7
  Ensure Environmental Sustainability
Millennium Development Goal: 7
       Ensure Environmental Sustainability
   Integrate the principles of sustainable development into
    country policies and programmes; reverse loss of
    environmental resources
   Reduce by half the proportion of people without sustainable
    access to safe drinking water
   Achieve significant improvement in the lives of at least 100
    million slum dwellers by 2020
Millennium Development Goal: 7
     Ensure Environmental Sustainability

    OISCA contributed to environmental sustainability through a
     holistic approach basing themselves on the interconnectivity of
     agriculture, ecological integrity and human spirit.

    AIWEFA introduced a committee of experts to create an
     obligatory module: a 6 month environmental studies module in all
     branches of higher education

    Global Policy Forum attended the Commission on Sustainable
     Development as well as the Johannesburg Summit
Millennium Development Goal: 8
   Develop a Global Partnership for
Millennium Development Goal: 8
       Develop a Global Partnership for

    The Armenian Relief Society organised a workshop in 2002
     entitled „From less than zero: Opportunities in rebuilding
    Peace Boat is an important partner in the global partnership for the
     prevention of armed conflict.
    Global Policy Forum organised an NGO work group, which deals
     with Security Council issues.
    BUNYAD worked on a number of projects in partnership with the
     World Bank, the ILO and the Punjab government in India.
The Goals that the 66 NGOs have









Goal 1   Goal 2   Goal 3   Goal 4   Goal 5   Goal 6   Goal 7   Goal 8
     Examples of two NGOs
1.   Institute for the Development of Education, Arts
     and Leisure (I.D.E.A.L.) (Canada)

2.   Institute of International Social Development (India)
 Natacha Kolesar,
                             Amy Kraft, Director
Founder & President

  Institute for the Development of
Education, Arts & Leisure (I.D.E.A.L.)
                         MDG: Goal 1,7
      1 - Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger
      7 - Ensure Environmental Sustainability
Model eco-village based on socio-economic sustainability and community
living. Improving the use of natural resources, protecting complex ecosystems,
preventing land degradation and assuring sustainable biodiversity through
permaculture and organic farming by:
     • Creating non-transgenic seed banks
     • Promoting healthy nutrition through organic agriculture and
Sharing material possessions, living space and food production prevents
“sleeping capital” and considerably increases the efficiency of resources. This
model offers a key to eradicate poverty and hunger. (Statistics available).
    • The I.D.E.A.L. community has 75 permanent residents who have
    supported and participated daily in the above project.
                       MDG: Goals 2,3
2 - Achieve Universal Primary Education
3 - Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women
Mothers hold the key for humanity‟s future and they need to be given the
conditions to work consciously for their children and future generations. The
first educator is the mother. Why? The mother, with her power of thoughts,
with the power of her beauty and clarity of goal, with her desires, can prepare
the space, the soil, the feelings of her child with unconditional love, especially
during pregnancy.
     • Establishing an international network of education, health, and healing
     •Student Scholarship Programme Initiative.
     •Seminars, lectures and workshops on education given by Dr. Natacha
     Kolesar in Canada, France, the U.S, Switzerland, Russia, Costa Rica, Italy,
     Togo, Ivory Coast, Germany, India, Mexico, Honduras, France and North
     •Promotion of equality in education of both sexes
                        MDG: Goals 4,5,6
 4 - Reduce Child Mortality
 5 - Improve Maternal Health
 6 - Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases
Building prenatal education centers and birth and health centers worldwide, where
specialists in various fields will assist, instruct and prepare future parents, and work
with pregnant women from local and international communities.
    • Organized the 3rd International Conference on Perinatal Health in Montreal,
    • 27 month programme for mothers before and after birth
    • Lectures at the U.N. and worldwide: “Prenatal Education and the Future of
    Mankind”, “Education and Non-Violence”, “The Role of Women in the New
    Millenium”, “Health and Nutrition”, “Youth and Creativity in the Future”,
    “Preconception Work”, “The New Educational System”
    • Alternative therapies and Health Centers offer services such as Midwifery, Music
    therapy, Bio-psychology, Bioanalogy (the psychology of illness and its effect on
    biology), Sophro-analysis (the discovery of our hidden feelings), Osteopathy, etc.
                          MDG: Goal 8
 8- Develop a Global Partnership for Development
Core social values underlying I.D.E.A.L. activities and programmes: the
creation of a new vision of humanity as one family. Directors, professionals,
contributors, students, and participants represent diverse racial, ethnic,
national, religious, and linguistic backgrounds. Their collective expertise and
growing international network of educators and supporters will allow them to:
  1) Advise on issues that relate to social progress and policies that promote that
  2) Suggest practical ways of educating the public about social development issues,
  3) Help improve international understanding of those issues through the exchange
  of information and experience/develop a global partnership for development.
  • Creation of I.D.E.A.L. Bangladesh, I.D.E.A.L. France and I.D.E.AL. U.S.A.
  • Student exchange and lectures with the UN University of Peace, Costa Rica
  • Financial assistance to orphanages in India, Rumania and Russia
Institute of International Social
       Development (India)
Millennium Development Goal: 1
 Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger
  Project Shramdaan - Income Generation Program for jobless youths
 through recommendations to the Institute‟s Corporate Benefactors

  Self Help Groups for Adult Rural Women - Imparting training to use
 grinding machines to grind raw spices and sell the ground spices to earn a living.

  Joint Base-Line Survey of Tribal Families with the Government of India,
 Tribal Affairs Ministry on „Tribal Artisans below Poverty-line‟

  Self Help groups for 300 poverty-stricken Tribal Artisans to improve
 their living conditions and become bankable by exposing them to new income-
 generating schemes including tribal handicrafts and handloom-making

  Submission of Recommendation on Sustainable Self Help Group
 Module which has been accepted as official UN Document by the ECOSOC
 for Self Reliance for Least Developed Nations
Millennium Development Goals: 2,3
  Achieve Universal Primary Education;
 Promote Gender Equality and Empower

  Project Sushiksha: Literacy Program for Rural and Urban Slum Women to
 give basic education to themselves and ensure appropriate education of their
 children in the long run
  The Institute represented the Government of West Bengal, Ministry
 of Social Welfare in the Central Advisory Committee of the Women and
 Child Welfare Ministry, Government of India, and gave views on preventing
 illicit cross border trafficking of women and children from the neighbouring
 Nations or from remote rural areas
Millennium Development Goals: 4,5
       Prevent Child Mortality; Improve
               Maternal Health

  Pursuance of Condom Legislation to stop the birth of unhealthy or
 unwanted children through Mass Signatures submitted to the State
 Health Minister-in-Charge, Government of West Bengal, Hon‟ble Dr.
 Surjya Kanta Mishra, in June 2003

  Conduct regular Health Check-up camps and Nutrition awareness
 programmes for pregnant or lactating mothers

  Regular observances of the UN Days on related issues
Millennium Development Goal: 6
    Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other
 Project HOPE - HIV Prevention Programs campaigned through the Institute‟s Free
Clinic at Sonagachhi Red Light Zone, Kolkata
- Conducting of Free Blood Testing for 500 willing Sex-workers and their Children to
find their HIV status
-Promotion of Condom usage amongst clients of Sexworkers
 Celebration of World AIDS Day at Raj Bhavan, the official residence of the
Governor of West Bengal, in December 2002
 Implementation of „Kamasutra‟ based Safe Sex Entertainment Module amongst
Sex workers and their clients to diminish the risk of HIV/AIDS infection.
Acknowledged and reported in BBC, Los Angeles Times, AFC and numerous other
international media.
 Conducted a 12-day International 2-Wheeler-Rally on HIV/AIDS from India to
Nepal which touched the route in which trans-border flesh trade is prevalent
 Conducted an Origami Workshop by Miss Chiho Miyake, a Japanese Intern of
IISD, for bringing Self Reliance amongst HIV Patients of West Bengal. Confederation
of Indian Industry ensured afterwards the sales of the Handicrafts
Millennium Development Goal: 7
    Ensure Environmental Sustainability

Observation of the annual World Environment Week by way of
distributing Green Plants and helping school children with their Anti-
Pollution Rallies

Distribution of Green Plants, in red-light zone by Dr. P.K. Agrawal,
Principal Secretary, Ministry of Social Welfare, Government of West

Anti-Pollution Walk, supported by Ms Reshmi Ghosh (Miss India
Millennium Development Goal: 8
         Develop Global Partnership for
  Organization of an UN-NGO –IRENE Meet on the Role of Women
 Empowerment in Poverty Alleviation
  Ms. Najet Karaboni, Senior Interregional Advisor and Project Coordinator
 UN-NGO-IRENE in Kolkata, with our tribal artisans and their handicrafts
  We organized the United Nations Procurement Conference on “How to
 do Business with the United Nations and become its supplier”. Eight High-level
 UN Procurement Officials from UNPS, ILO, UNFPA, UNHCR, UN
 Oversight, WFP, WIPO, FAO as well as 131 Heads of Indian Companies for a
 productive Buyer-Seller-Meet with a sustainable outcome for Indo-UN-
  Institute appointed „Institutional Ambassador‟ to the UN system for
 Indian Handicrafts, by the Office of the Development Commissioner, Ministry
 of Textiles, Government of India
            Outcomes of the NGO
   The NGOs need be better informed and
    involved in the preparation of their Country
       The Country Reports are a reference tool for the NGOs
        to address the MDGs
       These reports will benefit from NGO contribution
   Partnership between the NGOs, with
    governments and the education sector is
       More cooperation and coordination amongst the
        aforementioned is needed for the successful achievement
        of the MDGs
         Suggestions of NGOs in the
   Strengthen or establish capacity building programmes
    such as human resources, socio-economic and physical
   Cross-fertilisation, networking and partnerships at
    national, regional and international levels.
   Work with universities to promote the inclusion of
    MDGs into their curriculum, enriched by field work
   Integrate a youth perspective and participation and
    develop youth centres of excellence in the evaluation and
    solution-seeking for all MDGs.
   Select a MDG Youth Ambassador to increase awareness
    of the MDGs amongst youth and raise their participation
       Suggestions of NGOs in the
   Increase the number of international conferences
    involving students, academia and professionals to
    promote awareness and information sharing.
   Test the efficiency of MDG teaching programmes
    in a controlled manner in order to measure their
   Understand the causes for dehumanising
   Establish a Communication and Information
    service in every school in order to publicise the
    progress of the MDGs.
       Suggestions of NGOs in the
   Train NGOs (Training of Trainers “ToT”) involved in
    MDG implementation, in order for these NGOs to train
    other NGOs and people in the country and region.
   Engage educators worldwide to MDGs and commit
    more resources to train teachers effectively and include
    MDGs as part of their training program in partnership
    with local authorities.
   Assess MDG awareness to draw up a need-based
    program; help local leaders to work within the framework
    of the government plan; encourage partnership between
    NGOs, civil society, private sector and local leaders.
         Suggestions of NGOs in the
   Prevent the “brain drain” by having the government and the
    corporate sector offer attractive alternatives.
   Organise symposiums, conferences and workshops aimed at
    both educating communities, particularly social development
    sector professionals, and working with local structures to
    access human and financial resources.
   Design a communication campaign directly involving and
    targeting specific media segments (written press, radio,
    television, internet, etc.) in order to obtain their commitment
    in the design and promotion of a MDG awareness campaign.
   Utilize organizations to produce public service
    announcements encouraging broadcast media to develop
    shows on MDGs, approaching production companies and
    documentary filmmakers to address MDGs, encouraging
    publishers and editors of print media to incorporate stories
    about MDG issue.
       Suggestions of NGOs in the
   Broadcast Internet courses on Information
    Communication Technology (ICT) as an
    essential tool for the MDG implementation.
   Have the UN develop school curriculums to be
    taught at the elementary and high school levels.
   Encourage local NGOs to make themselves
    available as guest speakers.
   Mobilise communities, municipalities and local
    authorities as key actors for an enlightened day-
    to-day implementation of the MDGs.
NGOs have been active in increasing the
awareness of the Millennium Development
Goals. The NGO survey indicates that
communication and coordination among
governments, academia and civil society are
lagging. Cross-fertilisation amongst them will
enhance the implementation of the MDGs.

A more interactive grassroots approach along
with a fine-tuned psycho-pedagogical tools are
requested in order to engage and enroll the
educators and their students in the achievement
of the MDGs by 2015.
 Thank You!

Hanifa MEZOUI, Chief,
Tel 1 212 963 1183 - Fax 1 212 963 9248 –
Email :