Take It On: What You Can Do to Help End Extreme Poverty


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One voice can make a difference. Many can change the world.

From civil rights in America to the global fight against AIDS, history has shown that when people come together in pursuit of a goal, they can overcome seemingly insurmountable odds.

We’re urging everyone to come together to help end extreme poverty by 2030.

The World Bank Group, along with other like-minded organizations and individuals, is part of a global movement to change the lives of millions of people who survive on less than $1.25 a day.

Help us do it. Take on a challenge that can help end extreme poverty – whether gender equality, education for all, or fighting climate change. There are many ways you can help.

Be part of the generation that makes poverty history.

Here are some more ways to get involved:

Sign the Global Poverty Project petition calling on countries
to support efforts to end extreme poverty by 2030

When the petition reaches 1 million signatures, it will be sent to the
heads of governments in countries around the world for action.


Sign the Zero Poverty 2030 Petition


Join us for a live event at noon ET on April 10: #EndPoverty 2030: Millennials Take on the Challenge



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Sharon Cherono
April 09, 2014

Poverty is a terror to most Third world war countries and we should all join hands to eradicate it for a better future

April 09, 2014

Please create a video or film of 5 to 7 minutes to people how World will look like with ZERO POVERTY. We want see the World without Poverty and feel that experience of achievement of Goal. The numbers will look like this and this can be script
1.2 billion fewer people hungry and in extreme poverty
100 million more children who would otherwise have died before they were five
4.4 million more women who would otherwise have died during pregnancy or childbirth
1.3 billion tons of food per year saved from going to waste
470 million more workers with good jobs and livelihoods
200 million more young people employed with the skills they need to get good work
1.2 billion more people connected to electricity
190 to 240 million hectares more of forest cover
$30 trillion spent by governments worldwide transparently accounted for
Average global temperatures on a path to stabilize at less than 2° C above pre-industrial levels
220 million fewer people who suffer crippling effects of natural disasters

Unu' Paul
May 01, 2014

Is this for real? The World Bank contributed to increasing the poverty, now it claims that it wants to end it? Write off all the loans to 3rd world countries in an instant, return their assets that were privatized with its corporate clients and pay the fair price for those countries' resources. Let them develop and compete on the world market and this is how poverty will end by itself.