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Mandela Annie Lennox Writes Of Meeting Nelson Mandela - A FEW years ago I was invited to take part in the launch of the first 46664 concert in Capetown. Nelson Mandela had volunteered his old prison number to be used as a logo to represent his new charitable organisation, working to bring attention and awareness to the HIV/Aids crisis taking place in southern Africa. See... Mandela, Miracles & How To Make Poverty History

  • Click here to get involved: makepovertyhistory.org.nz
  • What Can You Do To Make Poverty History? - "If everyone who wants to see an end to poverty, hunger and suffering speaks out, then the noise will be deafening. Politicians will have to listen." Desmond Tutu. See... MPH: Month Of Mobilisation

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and Clark So How Bad Is Poverty In New Zealand - Many well known Kiwis like Jane and Clark are among those concerned that the gap between rich and poor in New Zealand is growing - and the people that suffer the greatest poverty in New Zealand are our children. The proportion of all children in severe and significant hardship in NZ has increased from 18% to 26% since 2000. See... New Zealand Poverty in Focus

    Make Poverty History Networking To Achieve Goals - Overview of New Zealand Campaign Made up of 60 member organisations Started later than other international campaigns (coalition formed in May, launched 1 July 2005) therefore momentum and public awareness is still building. See... Makepovertyhistory Goals

    Poverty Is Often An Issue Of Debt - From its origins in the 1970’s, the burden of debt of the world’s poorest countries has become one of the single largest causes of poverty and exclusion in the world, it has drawn to action a vast array of individuals, movements, organisations, and leaders in a campaign of unprecedented size and diversity and has been forced on to the agendas of a reluctant group of international financial institutions and creditor governments who preside over these debts. See... MPH The Debt Issue: A Summary

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front man Bono Bono, Singer, Performer, Anti-Poverty Activist - An ardent activist for the eradication of poverty, U2 lead singer Bono is as well-known for his political activism as his rock and roll sensibilities. “What will our generation be remembered for? The internet, yes, the war against terror, yes . . . wouldn’t it be great if we were also remembered for being the ones who set about Making Poverty History!” Bono (British Labour Party Conference). See... Make Poverty History: ProBono

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Lennox Why Annie Lennox Put Aside Her Career To Fight Poverty - Nine months on, Annie Lennox has revealed that the momentous event has inspired her to put her musical career to one side - and become a full-time anti-poverty activist. The legendary Scots singer told of her new-found conviction in her first return to Edinburgh since the momentous Make Poverty History gig at Murrayfield last July. See... Annie's Sweet Dreams Of New Purpose In Life

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