Want to Join the Movement to End Poverty? Take It On!


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Remember when you were a kid and everyone asked: “What do you want to become when you grow up?” What did you answer? Have you fulfilled your dreams?

Most of us aspire to live our lives to the fullest; to develop our talents; to make a difference in the world.  Sometimes we may feel lost in the great scheme of things. But as the World Bank Group’s Jim Yong Kim points out: The most successful movements to change the world started with a small group of like-minded people. Think of the movements to find a treatment for AIDS, to promote human rights or to ensure gender equality.

In this video, Kim invites all of us to take on the most pressing challenge of a new generation - to end extreme global poverty by 2030. He says we need writers, engineers, economists, medical professionals and even artists to work together. Because together, we can reach this goal by improving education, finding alternative sources of energy, providing better health care, expanding business opportunities and changing long held beliefs.

We can get there if we all utilize our own unique talents with a healthy dose of passion and commitment.

Take it on!

To watch more videos, visit the World Bank YouTube Channel.


Pabsy Pabalan

Digital Engagement Officer and the Channel Manager of World Bank YouTube and Instagram

Join the Conversation

Mike Hooper
April 10, 2014

I live in South Africa where for historic reasons we have a very high genie co - efficient .We have dire levels of poverty which do not receive the same attention as surrounding countries given the high GDP per capita for South Africa in published statistics. The effect is that many parts of this fine country are blighted by extreme poverty which is disguised by the numbers. WBG needs to revise policies to intervene in this situation and provide similar support and interventions to that provided to low income countries in SSA and elsewhere. I am a former WBG professional and need support from Kim to alleviate this situation. I am prepared to give freely of my time to support any iniative . I challlenge Kim to make this happen in the my home area of the Overberg , Western Cape, South Africa..he will have my full support. Mike Hooper ex IFC , World Bank Group

April 08, 2014

Poverty is the very very important for the society at past,present and future also. how it can be eradicated in our society , is the great challenges not me but also we.everything can be possible by the way of sincerity, commitment and hard working. As my personal experience as researcher the topic -morbidity, poverty and treatment also published in UNDP, CDS, HUMAN DEVELOPMENT IN INDIA, 9TH PLAN OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION, NCEAR ETC.at present we can able to fighting for the noble causes no doubt. come .join and participate not to day but at at movement for a global campaign for fighting against poverty. N.K.PANDU,RESEARCHER CUM NBDP INDIA PLANNER

Nabakishore Pandu
May 23, 2019

This is the vital issue of the present day, how we will be survive.survive. The humanity is going to be downwards by which it will be upwards. The real and reality is how can be possible without the everyone's support and involvement. welcomes to each and everybody to come forward and join with the noble things.N.K.PANDU-NBDP INDIA

April 08, 2014

for fighting world poverty ,come, join and participate for better world not to day but at movement