2005 was a year for campaigners to remember. The unprecedented level of 250705104135global campaigning on poverty in 2005 has been fantastic.

It was a year that  address over 20,000 people in Trafalgar Square, 25,000 people take part in the Trade Justice vigil and a phenomenal 250,000 people take to the streets of Edinburgh and demand world leaders made poverty history.

Whether you wore a white band, emailed your MP or took part in the Edinburgh rally we want to say “Thank you”. You have been part of the biggest ever anti-poverty movement and in doing so you made history.

Two years ago, world leaders were given a huge global mandate to make poverty history. But they haven’t acted urgently enough on the action necessary to eradicate poverty.

Two years on, 5,000 children die every day from drinking dirty water. More than five million people living with HIV/AIDS still do not have access to medicines. As the clock ticks, peoples’ lives are lost. So in 2007, we told the rich countries that the World Can’t Wait. They must deliver on their promises and take decisive action against poverty and climate catastrophe.

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