The UN Foundation believes that the Millennium Development Goals, adopted by world leaders in 2000, have been important to help drive progress on some of the world’s most pressing challenges, including extreme poverty, education, health and the environment.

That’s why we’re joining Momentum1000! On April 5, organizations from all parts of the international development community will launch a global 1,000-minute social media rally to raise awareness and inspire action around the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and will mark the 1,000 day milestone leading to 2015.

This social media surge will feature 1,000 consecutive minutes of digital engagement from Twitter chats to Google Hangouts to Facebook Townhalls. We want you to rally your friends and supporters to tell stories about what’s working and what can be done to advance the MDGs.

Follow @Momentum1000 and the hashtag #MDGmomentum.

Together, we will ignite discussion, raise awareness, rally our communities, and help drive positive action around the MDGs and the ongoing post-2015 international development dialogue.