Percentage of world population in extreme pove...

Percentage of world population in extreme poverty as defined by the World Bank ($1.25 per day). Sources: Poverty triennially 1981-2005: World Bank (2008), The Developing World Is Poorer Than We Thought, But No Less Successful in the Fight against Poverty Projections for 2008 and 2009: World Bank (2009), GLOBAL MONITORING REPORT 2009, p. 48 Population: UN Population Prospects (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dear readers,

In just a few weeks, presidents, prime ministers and chancellors from around the world are heading to Northern Ireland for a BIG meeting: the G8 Summit.

They have a lot to deal with, but we’ve got to make sure the fight against extreme poverty gets bumped to the top of their list.

Extreme poverty has been cut in half in the last 20 years, and the facts show that we can get it to virtually zero within a generation – but only if world leaders take action.

And do you know what could push them to take action right now? Your name.

Please join me in signing ONE’s petition:

<Click here!>
Thanks,

Ralphie A Burcke

There came an email from one-help@list.one.org to thank us:

THANK YOU
YOU MADE A DIFFERENCE

Dear Ralphie,

I’m just on my way back from the G8 summit in Northern Ireland, and I wanted to get in touch about the difference you made.

What an amazing two weeks – 350,406 ONE members called on world leaders to back Africa’s food revolution and unleash a transparency revolution, and they acted!

Thanks to you and thousands of others, we are a few steps further down the road towards ending extreme poverty. 20 million children will now be helped to avoid chronic malnutrition, and real steps forward have been taken on opening up secret data, alongside increased natural resource, aid and tax transparency.

Whether you signed our petition, contacted your representative, or spread the word about agit8 and the power of protest – this success is yours.

As ever, there’s a lot more to do to achieve our vision of a world without extreme poverty by 2030 – leaders didn’t go as far as we’d like, for example, in cracking down on phantom firms that rob Africa of its resources – but for today, I just wanted to say thank you.

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