“Leave no one behind: think, decide and act together against extreme poverty” is the theme for this year’s International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Back in 2000, the UN set a big goal – to cut poverty in half by 2015.
The global poverty rate – that is the number of people living on $1.25 a day or less – fell in 2010 to less than half the 1990 rate. That means 700 million fewer people lived in conditions of extreme poverty in 2010 than just 20 years earlier.
However, worldwide there are still 1.2 billion people living in extreme poverty.
All of our partners here at the Global Moms Challenge are involved in eliminating poverty and hunger around the world. Whether it’s through strengthening health systems, improving nutrition, delivering vaccines or getting mothers the things they need to get through childbirth safely, all of these actions help families thrive and escape extreme poverty.
Take Action Challenge
Show your commitment to end poverty and join the conversation using the hashtags #EndPoverty and #IDEP2014. Here are some messages you can share:
To end poverty, we have to stand w/those who face it. #IDEP2014 #EndPoverty #IDEP2014
“Helping people overcome poverty secures our common future.” -@UN Sec-Gen Ban Ki-moon. https://bitly.com/IDEP2014 #endpoverty
Spread the message: #EndPoverty! Download this postcard today: http://bit.ly/ 1BzGPNx #IDEP2014
How do we #EndPoverty? Stand with those who face it. http://vimeo.com/107777019 @ATD4thWorld #IDEP2014 #MDGMomentum
Learn more — take the UN Women quiz and see what you know about how poverty especially impacts women.
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