Where can I find information on campaigns against poverty?

Terrace houses

Fairfax Corporation, Terrace of houses in the slums, Sydney  ca. 1930, nla.obj-163120156

The following sites are useful sources on campains against poverty:

  • The United Nations Millennium Development Goals are eight goals, which range from halving extreme poverty and hunger to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS, all by the target date of 2015. EndPoverty 2015 forms part of the UN Millennium Campaign.
  • United Nations 2015: Time for Global Action expands upon the Millennium Development Goals proposing a sustainable development plan for countries post 2015 to erradicate poverty and inequality.
  • On 22 December 1992 the United Nations General Assembly declared October 17 as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The site includes information on previous yearly campaigns. Anti-Poverty Week was established in Australia as an expansion of the UN’s International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
  • Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) is an alliance of groups and organizations calling for action from the world’s leaders to meet their promises to end poverty and inequality.
  • Make Poverty History is part of the GCAP alliance. In Australia, Make Poverty History is a coalition of more than 60 aid agencies, community groups and religious organisations.
  • Jubilee Australia seeks to reduce the number of poverty related deaths through the cancellation of 100% of poor countries bilateral, multilateral and private debt.

Some useful print resources include:

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