STAND UP AGAINST POVERTY!! (October 16th and 17th )

Last year, 23.5 million people stood up against poverty and set a new Guinness World Record. They stood up to remind their governments to keep their promises. The promises they made seven years ago with the Millennium Development Goals. The promise to end poverty inequality and hunger. The promise to stop children dying from preventable diseases. The promise to ensure basic education for all children, particularly girls. The promise to stop women dying during pregnancy and childbirth. The promise to provide water and sanitation and to protect the environment. The promise to provide more and better aid, fair trade and debt cancellation. The promise to achieve these goals by 2015. The promises that some of them have not kept.
On October 16th and 17th, to coincide with the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, we will be attempting to break last year’s world record by asking people all over the world to STAND UP and SPEAK OUT against poverty and inequality and for meeting and exceeding the MDGs.

You are invited to join in this worldwide mobilization...Stand Up! Speak Out!

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