Life 4 | Series 4

In September 2000 world leaders attending the United Nations Millennium Summit in New York took stock of the gross inequalities in human development worldwide, and declared “their collective responsibility to uphold the principles of human dignity, equality and equity at the global level.” They set out a series of eight goals for halving extreme poverty in the world by 2015, to be known as the Millennium Development Goals.

tve‘s new series of Life explores what the goals are, why they matter — and what now are the prospects for achieving them by 2015, in the current geo-political climate and a post 9/11 world.

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Films in this series

Life | Aiming High

Looks at the dramatic positive economic turnaround in Uganda since civil war ended. ...
Life | Balancing Acts

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Cairo conference on population and development, L ...
Life | Between War and Peace

Highlights Liberia's efforts to move from civil war to stability in a short space of time. ...
Life | Blue Danube?

Examines the legacy of communism in central Europe, and assesses the potential for future ...
Life | Brazil’s Land Revolution

Reports on an initiative which encourages the landless in Brazil to club together to buy u ...
Life | Coffee-Go-Round

Life looks at the crisis in the international coffee industry, when coffee farmers receive ...
Life | Crisis Control

Life visits Ukraine and Zambia to assess the progression of the HIV/AIDS epidemic ...
Life | Educating Yaprak

The problem of convincing Turkish parents of the value of educating children, particularly ...
Life | Geraldo’s Brazil

An updated examination of globalisation through the eyes of unemployed car worker Geraldo ...
Life | Helping Ourselves!

This programme explores changes in two Indian states that have succeeded in giving previou ...
Life | Holding our Ground

Focuses on the development of reproductive rights since the Cairo conference in 1994. ...
Life | How Green is my Valley?

Life visits the valleys of Wales, where the coal and steel industries have left a legacy o ...
Life | In the Wake of War

Investigates attempts o start a grass roots movement to bring a lasting peace to Burundi a ...
Life | Listen to the Kids

Life reports on a Unicef initiative to involve children in decisions that affect, not only ...
Life | Reaching Out to the Grass Roots

Looks at two very different approaches to improving the lives of poor people - one through ...
Life | Real Leap Forward

How China succeeded in freeing so many coastal people from poverty - and whether it can no ...
Life | Return to Srebrenica

The story of the rebuilding of Srebrenica in Bosnia, ten years after the worst massacre in ...
Life | Returning Dreams

Life returns to Sierra Leone and Liberia, to assess the fate of children caught up in the ...
Life | Slum Futures

Using Mumbai's slums as an example, this Life programme considers how slums are developing ...
Life | Staying Alive

Will Bangladesh be able to deliver on its pledge to reduce maternal mortality by 75% by 20 ...
Life | The Hospice

Life presents a powerful and intimate insight into the work of a hospice in Zambia, a coun ...
Life | The MDGs – Dream or Reality?

This introductory programme to the Millennium Development Goals looks at the ambition and ...
Life | This Hard Ground

Examines the fragile peace in Sri Lanka, and what it means to people who have fled because ...
Life | Warming Up in Mongolia

This Life film looks at how Mongolia is powering itself, and examines the long-term enviro ...
Life | When the Cows Come Home

The survival of the Jamaican dairy industry is under threat from cheap subsidised European ...
Life | Whose Agenda is it Anyway?

Investigates the Poverty Reduction Strategy Programme (PRSP) process, and its effectivenes ...
Life | Yemeni Futures

This Life programme asks what is being done to address the fundamental needs of the Yemeni ...