Published on NGLS, October 5, 2009.
- On 16, 17 and 18 October, the UN Millennium Campaign and the Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) are coordinating “Stand Up & Take Action” against poverty, an annual global event in which millions of people urge their governments to keep their promises and to undertake all the necessary steps to achieve the Millennium Development Goals MDGs.
- The relaunched website www.standagainstpoverty.org, features success stories; provides toolkits and other information materials; includes a map showing registered events around the world and invites everyone to join the global movement and to stand up against poverty.
- Last year, the global event had 116 million participants and, as such, ended up being a Guinness World Record. For more information, click here.