world using giant banners to form a white band, the symbol of the
global anti-poverty movement.
-- Palestinian children throughout the Occupied West Bank and Gaza spoke
out saying no to poverty. The activities organized jointly with the
Palestinian Ministry of Education took place for the first time in
public and private schools, as well as UNWRA schools.
-- In Ramallah, a choir from the University performed a new musical work
"The Poverty Requiem" as one of a global chain of 20 performances that
took place on every continent. A high school choir also performed the
piece at the UN Headquarters in New York.
-- In Egypt, Cairo the "Sailing the Nile" initiative saw over a million
-- Civil Society delegations to government were organised in an
unprecedented coordinated global lobby against poverty. Somalia was
one of 35 countries where civil society representatives organised a
group to present demands for pro-poor policy change directly to their
-- In The Hague, the national anti poverty campaign displayed 200 uniquely
created life-size 'Avatars' whilst in London the UN Deputy Secretary
General stood up with key women leaders in front of city hall.
-- In Rwanda, youth groups organized a Stand Up soccer tournament with 20
primary schools and in Bangladesh 10,000 young people blocked a busy
crossroads with a human chain.
-- Faith leaders Stand Up and Speak Out -- At papal mass at the Vatican
Pope Benedict XVI sent a message of support urging increased efforts to
eliminate poverty. Indian spiritual leader his holiness Sri Sri Ravi
Shankar mobilized 30,000 people at his ashram in Bangalore and millions
more across the globe to raise their voices through the Art of
|SOURCE Global Call to Action Against Poverty|
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