Last Updated: Aug 4, 2014
- We can end poverty: 2015 Millennium Development Goals
The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) - which range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread off HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date 2015 - form a blueprint agreed to by all the world's countries and all the world's leading development institutions. They have galvanised unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the world's poorest.
- Watch examples of the MDGs at work!
A series of clips that highlight the work of MDGs in developing countries. Sample clips are Men's Partnership in Maternal Health - UNFPA in Jordan Free primary education - A stepping stone towards a better future for children in Liberia - Repairing Dignity in Bangladesh - Tackling maternal mortality in India's Orissa State.
- Why Japan prefers pets to parenthood
As Japan's birthrate plummets, the estimated worth of its pet industry has risen to $10bn, with pampered pooches enjoying holidays at hot spring.
- Where Children Sleep
Dong, nine, lives in Yunnan province in south-west China with his parents, sister and grandfather. He shares a room with his sister and parents. The family own just enough land to grow their own rice and sugarcane. Dong’s school is 20 minutes’ walk away. He enjoys writing and singing. Most evenings, he spends one hour doing his homework and one hour watching television. When he is older, Dong would like to be a policeman.
Living Proof is a showcase of stories that are too often ignored - the incredible progress being achieved by some of the world's poorest people. Check out there stories here.
Below are links to past end of year VCAA exams. These exams can be downloaded from the LibGuide and placed on your own computer.