On October 17-19, 2008 Stand Up & Take Action Against Poverty and for the Millennium Development Goals
Stand Up is a global mobilisation to end poverty and inequality and for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Last year, 43.7 million people joined Stand Up worldwide, setting a new world record. This year, we are asking people to Stand Up and Take Action on October 17-19, to ensure governments worldwide hear our demands to end poverty and inequality.Now or never, our actions count. Have your say by joining the biggest global mobilization against poverty and inequality and for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Join millions worldwide to STAND UP and TAKE ACTION against Poverty and for the Millennium Development Goals.
Last year, over 43 million people Stood Up to demand that world leaders keep their promises to end poverty and inequality . This year, help us break that record and send an even louder message to our governments.
Join the global movement of people who refuse to stay seated or silent in the face of poverty and broken promises to end it!
STAND UP and TAKE ACTION against Poverty and for the Millennium Development Goals.
Why Stand Up?
In 2000, leaders of 189 countries signed the Millennium Declaration agreeing to do everything in their power to end poverty. They pledged to do this by achieving the Millennium Development Goals, a roadmap to end extreme poverty by 2015.
Still, every day, 50,000 people die as a result of extreme poverty and the gap between rich and poor people is increasing. Nearly half the world’s population live in poverty, 70% are women. We have the power to change this.
Campaigners worldwide will STAND UP and TAKE ACTION to push their governments for more and better aid, debt cancellation, education for all boys and girls, healthcare, trade justice, gender equality and public accountability.
Visit: standagainstpoverty.org for more ideas, to download an event toolkit or to register your event.