14 October 2008
Millions of people around the globe will be mobilizing on that day to Stand Up Against Poverty to urge world leaders to honour their commitment to take action against poverty through the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals
Through the MDGs, world leaders have committed to halving extreme poverty by 2015. Some of the goals include reducing child mortality, ensuring environmental sustainability, combating diseases such as HIV and AIDS and malaria, increasing and improving aid, dealing with the debt problems facing developing countries and delivering a fair and equitable trading system.
Anti-Poverty Week also includes a week of Global Action Against Debt and International Financial Institutions. Details of the campaign can be found at the websites of Jubilee Australia and the Jubilee Debt Campaign