The fight against poverty has experienced incredible gains over the last two decades as the share of people living in extreme poverty was cut in half worldwide, from 43% in 1990 to under 20% today. However, this still leaves more than one billion people living on less than $1.25 per day!
The following video by Global Citizen was shared at a World Bank event, #EndPoverty 2030: Millennials Take on the Challenge, in which “Millennial” leaders called on young people to help make this generation the first in history to end extreme poverty. The event featured inspiring voices and stories of young leaders taking on critical issues – from entrepreneurship to education to gender equality. It built excitement and support, as well as catalyzed action, around the goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030.
Global Citizen is a website and an app based on the simple premise that everyone has a role to play in ending extreme poverty by 2030. Zero Poverty 2030 is a Global Citizen campaign that seeks to secure commitments from country governments to support all efforts to end extreme poverty by 2030 by asking individuals to sign their online petition. The World Bank is a partner of Global Citizen and shares the goal of eradicating extreme poverty by 2030.
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