Ending poverty is within our reach. The percentage of people living in extreme poverty has more than halved since 1990, thanks to the sustained efforts of countless individuals, organizations and nations.
The right policies and programs are making a difference. Focus on early childhood initiatives, universal healthcare, access to electricity, clean water, and education are just some of the reasons millions of people live a better life today than they did yesterday.
Working toward this goal, delegations from more than 180 countries will come together soon for the IMF/World Bank Group Annual Meetings to share knowledge and make commitments that help get us closer to ending extreme poverty. And Oct. 17 -- “end poverty day” – is a day designated for worldwide solidarity around this challenge we all face together.
Join us by telling us about something you have done or seen in your community, through creativity, ingenuity, and perseverance that has contributed to the goals to end extreme poverty by 2030 and help reduce inequality across the world.
Take a photo or a video of what has worked and share it with us and with your networks using the hashtag - #ItsPossible. We’ll showcase your ideas during End Poverty Day and hope to learn more with each and every one of you as we try to rewrite history.
Now is our opportunity to make a difference. #ItsPossible.