UN Millennium Development Goals
The Marymount Manhattan community is bringing awareness to global
principles supporting human rights, literacy, sustainability and
conflict resolution. In the 2009-2010 academic year, Marymount
Manhattan College signed onto the United Nations (UN) Academic Impact,
a global initiative that aligns institutions of higher education with
the United Nations in actively supporting ten universally accepted
In an effort to bring awareness to these principles, eight Millennium
Development Goals (MDG) were developed to be achieved by 2015 that
respond to the world's main development challenges. The MDGs are drawn
from the actions and targets contained in the Millennium Declaration
that was adopted by 189 nations – and signed by 147 heads of state and
governments during the UN Millennium Summit in September 2000.
From February 14 and 17, MMC's Student Government Association (SGA)
hosted a Millennium Development Goal (MDG) Week, to implement the
United Nations Academic Impact. Student clubs and organizations
participated in activities to promote the Millennium Development Goals.
Each college division also promoted the MDGs in through their courses
Photos by Katherine Meade '14 and Valerie Roder '11.
A member of MMC's Student Government Association introduces a student to the A member of MMC's Student Government Association introduces a student to the Millennium Development Goals.
International Studies Club representatives answer questions about the Millennium Development Goals.
MDG photos are arranged outside the Nugent lounge.
MMC President Judson R. Shaver, Ph.D. addresses participants at the hunger banquet.
One of the activities included a student group preparing peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, which were going to be sent to a local shelter.
MMC students arrive at the hunger banquet.
These students enjoy their "high-class" ranking at the hunger banquet.