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Where can I find information on campaigns against poverty?

You may find the following sites useful:

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.

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 a growing 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:

You’re history: how people make the difference

The Millennium development goals: raising the resources to tackle world poverty

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Last update: 2012-11-26 16:25
Author: General Reference Enquiry