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For its fourth year Stand Up and Take Action will take place worldwide this year October 16 to 18 to advocate the leaders of the planet and request them to keep their promises to eradicate poverty and to carry out the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
MDGs were established “in September 2000, building upon a decade of major United Nations conferences and summits, world leaders came together at United Nations Headquarters in New York to adopt the United Nations Millennium Declaration, committing their nations to a new global partnership to reduce extreme poverty and setting out a series of time-bound targets – with a deadline of 2015 – that have become known as the Millennium Development Goals.” (United Nations Millennium Development Goals)
Stand Up and Take Action is co-organized by the UN Millennium Campaign and the Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP). The inception of UN Millennium Campaign was launched with the signatures of the 189 world leaders onto the Millennium Declaration and agreed to meet the MDGs. GCAP is a grouping of various organizations from the civil society calling the leaders to end poverty and inequality around the world.
Visit Stand Up 2009 and Take Action: be part of the movement to end poverty! You will find on the Website information about events happening all around the world, success stories and information on how to create your own events or join one!