UnitingWorld joins the movement to end poverty

UnitingWorld joins the movement to end poverty

UnitingWorld has joined Make Poverty History and Micah Challenge in a sector-wide action to end poverty.

In a March 14 statement, UnitingWorld said, “With the Federal Election set for September 14 and both major parties wavering on their past commitment to international development, it is vital we come together to remind our political leaders that the community wants Australia do its part to end extreme poverty.

“But we can only do this together!

“That is why UnitingWorld is joining the Movement to End Poverty. We are taking part in this joint action of the Make Poverty History and Micah Challenge Coalitions to help collect signatures and show the Federal Government that contributing a fair amount to sustainable human development is something many Australians support.

“And we are joining with other organisations in showing this mass public support.”

The Movement to End Poverty is a joint, sector-wide petition allowing members of the public to sign on to the petition at any participating organisation’s website.

What does the petition ask?

  • Since 1990, aid has helped to reduce extreme poverty, including almost halving the number of children around the world who die before their fifth birthday – 14,000 fewer children dying every single day.
  • Let’s help make poverty history by giving our fair share of aid – just 70 cents in every $100 of Australia’s national income by 2020.
  • As a step towards contributing our fair share, the Government must keep its promise to increase aid to 50 cents in every $100 dollars of national income by 2016 and the Opposition must match this commitment.

Find the petition at www.unitingworld.org.au/movement-to-end-poverty.

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