Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Stand Up Against Poverty

Excited volunteers make a huge stand against poverty at a successful stand up event at Monash University, South Africa, held 15-16 October 2006. (Millennium Campaign)
17 October 2006
23 million people take a stand against poverty
More than 23 million people across the globe have set a new Guinness World Record for the largest number of people to literally “Stand Up” against poverty. And the numbers are still coming in. People stood together: cricket fans in India; school children in Gaza and the West Bank; crowds at a concert in a slum in Zimbabwe and at Times Square in New York all joined for the world record attempt on 15-16 October. The worldwide public action was co-ordinated by the Global Call to Action against Poverty and the UN Millennium Campaign.

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