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  • Day One Voices For Justice - The Micah Summit

    Posted by Micah Challenge

    15 September, 2012

    Rewind your memories back to New Year’s Eve 1999. What were you doing to welcome in the new millennium? Were you celebrating this momentous milestone by wearing novelty glasses shaped like ‘2000’? Were you gathering supplies in anticipation of the Y2K bug? As a ten-year old, I remember watching the fireworks on television with my family, and together with the rest of Australia, we were excited to be part of this once-in-a-thousand year occasion. As humanity heralded the new millennium, our world leaders shared our sense of newfound potential. Why create New Year’s resolutions, when you could create new millennium resolutions? As we start a new chapter in humanity, what could we do to make a lasting change? With this in mind, our leaders came together at the Millennium Summit. Powered by possibilities, they committed to the Millennium Development Goals to halve extreme poverty by 2015. Fast-forward 12 years. There’s a buzz in Canberra today as a hundred handpicked Australians gathered for the Micah Summit, held before the start of… read more

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