Millions 'Stand Up and Speak Out' on the International Day for Eradication of Poverty

    Online Announcement of World Record Figures

    Online press conference on 18th October at 14.00 GMT

    NEW YORK, Oct. 17 /CNW/ -- Join us to hear the officially verified
Guinness World Record number for the number of people who took part in the
"Stand Up and Speak Out" challenge on the International Day for the
Eradication of Poverty.
    Last year 23.5 million people took part across 12,000 events and this
year we expected to break the record with millions more joining the growing
global movement of people who refuse to stay seated or silent in the face of
poverty and broken promises to end it.

    Joining the press conference will be the following speakers:
    Salil Shetty, Global Director, United Nations Millennium Campaign
    Kumi Naidoo, Chair of the Global Call to Action against Poverty

    Also available to answer regional questions from journalists will be:
    Tajudeen Abdul Raheem, Africa Director, United Nations Millennium Campaign
    Minar Pimple, Asia Director, United Nations Millennium Campaign
(India/South Asia)
    Ana Agostino, Co-Chair of GCAP, Member of GCAP's Feminist Taskforce Latin
America & Caribbean
    Join the online press conference by logging on to:
    The press conference will take the form of a live audio feed and
journalists questions will be submitted via a chat interface on the web page.
No password is necessary to join, you will need Adobe Flash Player.
    Please also note that video feeds of various regional events are
available via APTN at the following bulletins: 1330g/1430g and these will also
run on the 1830/1930g
    Coverage from the following countries expected on these feeds:
Nairobi/Kabul/Manila/Bahawalpur, Pakistan

For further information:

For further information: Ciara O'Sullivan, GCAP Media Coordinator, + 44 
77672 46880 or +34 679 594 809,; or Anand Kantaria, 
Global Media Coordinator, United Nations Millennium Campaign, +1-212-906-6783, Web Site:                

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