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Sunday, April 24, 2005

Make Poverty History

The G8 summit: In July 2005 the UK will be hosting the G8 summit in Gleneagles, in Scotland. Poverty in Africa will be a main topic for discussion and we plan to ensure your voice is heard there.

The EU Presidency: In the second half of this year the UK will be holding the chair of the European Union.

20th Anniversary of Live Aid: takes place on 13th July and will draw the public's attention back to issues of poverty in Africa and encourage western governments to take urgent action. The original Live Aid has been described as the greatest musical event of all time and the simultaneous concerts in London and Philadelphia raised millions for famine relief.

The Commission for Africa: launched by Tony Blair in February 2004 to help generate action for a strong and prosperous Africa. Its report released in March 2005 forms a key focal point of the British Chairmanship of the G8. Read the MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY statement on the Commission for Africa report here.

UN General Assembly Special Summit on the Millennium Development Goals: takes place 1st - 5th September 2005 to review the progress since the 2000 Millennium Declaration of the MDGs to halve the proportion of people living in poverty by 2015.

www.makepovertyhistory.org

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