United Nations Millennium Project Environmental Sustainability Task Force
March 07, 2005
New York, NY
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In January 2005, the United Nations Millennium Project presented strategies to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of internationally agreed upon targets to reduce by 2015 poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation, and discrimination against women. The UN Millennium Project is an independent advisory body, comprised of several Task Forces, commissioned by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan to develop a global plan for achieving the MDGs.
Dr. Ellen K. Pikitch, Executive Director of the Pew Institute for Ocean Science and a professor at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School for Marine and Atmospheric Science, is a member of Task Force 6 on Environmental Sustainability, a group of highly distinguished and internationally recognized individuals charged with identifying policy measures to reverse environmental degradation and to ensure more efficient management of ecosystems. Dr. Pikitch served as the specialist on marine science and fisheries issues.