What are the secrets for lasting change?

Stand Up Against Poverty

In 2006, 23 million people stood up ... in 2007 47 million people ... last year 116 million people stood up and took action worldwide.

This year Stand Up Against Poverty will take place against the backdrop of a financial crisis and stagnant global economy. Millions of people around the world will Stand Up and Take Action to show their support for the fight against poverty and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.

To support Stand Up, One Just World will hold a special forum on three aspects of poverty – maternal and child health, poverty and disability, and water and sanitation – three areas that are crucial in helping the poor to become economically sustainable.

Currently:

  • A child born in a developing country is over 13 times more likely to die within the first five years of life than a child born in an industrialised country.
  • 10% of the world’s population (approximately 650 million) have a disability and about 500 million live in developing countries.
  • 1 billion people worldwide do not have access to clean water and 2.6 billion suffer from inadequate sanitation.

These problems can be solved quickly and inexpensively if we take action. What are the best strategies for achieving success and lasting change?

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  • Venue The Great Hall, University of Technology Sydney Tower Building, 15 Broadway, Ultimo,
  • Date & time 14/10/2009 6:00:00 PM

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