De Facto: a personal look into the United Nations' Milleniumm Goals

This exhibition was inspired by the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and it was presented the week where the world leaders gathered in the United Nations Headquarters in New York for the Sustainable Development Summit, followed by the general debate of the 70th session of the General Assembly, in 2015. In that summit, the 8 goals results were discussed and new goals for development were launched, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

At the beginning of the new millennium, world leaders committed in the achievement of eight goals to fight poverty and its consequences. These goals, known as the Millennium Development Goals, were planned to be reached by 2015:

1.     To eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

2.     To achieve universal primary education

3.     To promote gender equality and empower women

4.     To reduce child mortality

5.     To improve maternal health

6.     To combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases

7.     To ensure environmental sustainability

8.     To develop a global partnership for development

            According with the United Nations, the MDGs have generated the most successful anti-poverty movement in history.  The data showed that some goals were partially achieved, and it has been made a significant progress in most of them. However, because it is not easy to measure, the big question is, how reliable is the data? What is undeniable true, a worrisome fact, is that in the XXI Century, with all advances humanity has accomplished, billions of people around the world are still suffering the ravages of poverty and war                   

Using bronze casting and metal fabrication, I intend to express a particular look on these global matters.