UMCOR works to end hunger and poverty around the world through awareness, advocacy, and action. Through our connection with local churches, partner organizations, and communities, we build awareness of the interrelated problems that face our world and encourage advocacy for the most vulnerable members of every community. UMCOR specializes in solutions that help people become self-reliant. We work in partnership with the communities we serve to put love into action and share hope for all people.
In September 2000, the world’s leaders came together at United
Nations headquarters in New York City to formally adopt the Millennium
Development Goals, with the deadline to meet them by 2015. The goals are
- End poverty and hunger
- Attain universal education
- Achieve gender equality
- Promote child health
- Promote maternal health
- Combat HIV/AIDS and other disease of poverty
- Attain environmental sustainability
- Build a global partnership
UMCOR is contributing to meeting these development objectives through
our programs in Sustainable Agriculture and Development, Fair Trade,
Nutrition, Food Sovereignty, Hunger and Poverty Grants, and others.