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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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