Max Oliva, Associate Director of IE’s Social Impact Management
“Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings.” Nelson Mandela
The white band has become the symbol of the global fight to end poverty.
In 2005 8 million people wore the white band in the world’s largest movilization in history against poverty.
In 2006 a month of mobilization will be launched on September 16th which will build up to a climax on a global white band day on the “International Day on the Eradication of Poverty” on October 17th.
To know more about this global movement visit the links bellow and view the most moving video series on FILMS TO WATCH featuring Bono, Nelson Mandela and many others.
“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 as being the ones that set about making poverty history?” Bono
Global Call to Action Against Poverty, worldwide alliance committed to making world leaders live up to their promises, and to making a breakthrough on poverty. See who is part of the global alliance.
MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY, UK member of the coalition.
ONE, US member of the coalition.


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