Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Millions of People Mobilized in More Than 120 Countries to STAND UP and TAKE ACTION against Poverty -2008



MORE THAN ONE PERCENT OF THE PEOPLE ON EARTH TAKE ACTION TO DEMAND AN END TO POVERTY AND TO TELL WORLD LEADERS THAT FINANCIAL CRISIS IS NOT AN EXCUSE TO BREAK THEIR PROMISES

Millions of People Mobilized in More Than 120 Countries on October 17-19 to Demand Urgent Action by Governments to End Poverty and Achieve the Millennium Development Goals. Wednesday, October 22 at 1:30 pm GMT (9:30 am in New York)WHAT: High-profile anti-poverty activists will host an online press conference to announce results of the historic “Stand Up and Take Action” mobilization, held on October 17-19, and discuss its significance for the fight against global poverty. Campaigners will announce that more than one percent of the people on earth Stood Against Poverty, breaking last year’s Guinness World Record of 43 million.

The "Librarians and Human Rights Seminar" at the University of South Florida (Fall 2008) joined millions worldwide to STAND UP and TAKE ACTION against Poverty and for the Millennium Development Goals. for the UN.

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