It is time to Stand Up and Take Action against Poverty!
Ten years have passed since world leaders agreed on the Millennium Development Goals. Ten years with some successes, but also several setbacks. If we are to reach the goals – eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, achieve universal primary education & ensure environmental sustainability within five years – we, who live in plenty, need to speed things up!
On September 20-22, world leaders will meet in New York to review the progress on the MDGs. This is probably the last realistic chance of delivering a plan to make good on the promises made ten years ago.
Therefore – Stand Up and Take Action
Our world leaders’ willingness to pledge money and efforts are dependent on us, the public and tax payers showing that this is something we’d like to prioritize.
To make our voices heard before the MDG summit, there are a number of events you can take part in. One of them is stand up and make a noise in Westminster.
On 18 September, millions of people across the world will ‘Make a Noise for the Millennium Development Goals’. This mobilization takes place just two days before world leaders meet at the UN MDG Review Summit
At 1 pm in the Old Palace Yard, outside the Palace of Westminster we will record a message for the delegates at the UN: Keep your promises – deliver a funded, timetabled breakthrough plan to meet the MDGs!
Join with drums, bells, whistles, pots and pans and show your solidarity, whether you are motivated by outrage, compassion or a desire for fairness.
Stand Up and Make a Noise in Westminster is organised by UK campaign groups, as part of Stand Up and Take Action, a global mobilisation from 17-19 September, facilitated by the Global Call to Action against Poverty (of which Make Poverty History was the UK platform in 2005) and the UN Millennium Campaign.
Find more information here: www.standagainstpoverty.org.uk
Join the event on Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=135844296460745&ref=ts
This post was written by Communications Intern Hilde Faugli