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MAKEpovertyHISTORY – campaign themes

May 7th, 2005 · No Comments

every3seconds.jpgThe MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY campaign brings together hundreds of Non Government Organisations from around the world under the one banner. Here’s a summary of the campaign’s main themes:

REALITY:The gap between the worlds’s rich and poor has never been wider. Millions of people face these challenges every day:

  • Malnutrition
  • AIDS
  • conflict
  • illiteracy

PROBLEM: Man-made factors contribute to this reality. These include:

  • a glaringly
    unjust global trade system
  • a debt burden so great that it suffocates
    any chance of recovery
  • insufficient and ineffective aid

SOLUTION: Millions are doing something to address these challenges:

In 2001 the governments of the eight wealthiest
nations on the planet
said that they were going to halve world
poverty by 2015

Four years later the world is failing dismally to reach those
targets… Politicians have the power to change the world: Make Poverty
History is the campaign to ensure they use it.

The campaign is ultimately about:

Trade justice. Drop the debt. More and better aid.

Visit the campaign website: makepovertyhistory.org

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