MAKE POVERTY HISTORY 2005 Published in the New Statesman Magazine
Walden Bello Since his activist background in the Philippines under Marcos, Walden Bello has researched and written extensively for the World Bank, WTO and the dangers of global finance. He is co-founder and current executive Director of Focus on the Globlal South. The biggest ever anti-poverty movement came together under the banner of MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY in 2005 calling for urgent action for more and better aid, debt cancellation and trade justice.
Millions of people wore white bands, 444,000 people emailed the Prime Minister about poverty and 225,000 took to the streets of Edinburgh for the Make Poverty History march and rally.
The campaign ensured that global poverty was placed higher on the national and global agenda than ever before.