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Building an #EndPovertyMosaic – Together

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Every October, the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF) come together for our joint Annual Meetings. There, thousands of delegates from around the globe convene to discuss the world’s most pressing challenges  in the quest to End Poverty.

These discussions, covering dozens of sectors in every region of the world, offer many innovative solutions that affect millions – if not billions – of people globally. Looking back, all the small gains from many initiatives from 1990 to 2013 led to a reduction of global extreme poverty of more than one billion people.

And just like those initiatives came together to form a bigger picture, we are calling on YOU to help us create a bigger picture of our own throughout the Annual Meetings , and leading up to End Poverty Day on October 17.

Every person deserves a fair chance in life and your photo can make a difference  by raising awareness on ending poverty. So, from October 11 – 13, we’ll be creating an interactive mosaic  built entirely of photos submitted by you and attendees of the Annual Meetings.

With the 25th anniversary of End Poverty Day falling just days after the meetings, the opportunity to create some real momentum around the goal to end extreme poverty – one of the World Bank Group’s twin goals, and SDG #1 – is palpable. Help us create a beautiful monument to hope, inspire leaders to stay committed, and build momentum to 2030 .

How does it work?

For three days, we’ll be collecting and assembling photos posted on Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #EndPovertyMosaic on a giant billboard in the Atrium of our Washington DC headquarters.

Help us create the final 15-foot by 5-foot art installation one square at a time: Submit a photo of you to tell the world that we can be the generation that ends poverty in our lifetime .

And, you can follow along even if you aren’t at the Annual Meetings. Check out the interactive feed of submissions at to see your photos along with the thousands of others submitted.

Contribute as many times as you’d like, and share this blog post to encourage others to participate.

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Mario Trubiano

Social Media Strategist

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