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From Dhaka to the World: A Challenge to Leave Poverty Behind

By Michael Switow

Speaking at a meeting of parliamentarians and civil society activists in Dhaka, Bangladesh, GCAP co-chair Amitabh Behar has challenged anti-poverty campaigners to think beyond the Millennium Development Goals and to actively place the world's most marginalised at the centre of any development conversation.

"Are we OK to just add a couple more goals to the MDGs?" Behar asked an audience of parliamentarians, activists and development partners from some twenty central and south Asian countries from Bhutan to Tajikistan. "Do we want to just simply tweak the MDGs or extend the goals for another 3 -5 years?"

Update: October 17th Actions

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty was marked around the world again this year, with actions in 30 countries. Below, we highlight some actions that were taken to build The World We Want:

EEN (GCAP Netherlands) Launches New Online Tool For Journalists

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GCAP Participates in First Meeting of the Post-2015 High Level Panel in Monrovia

We have come along way and hope we can reflect on the collective effort and the unity displayed thus far, however, the journey has just began. With regional and global consultation in full swing, we must be alert and strategic to ensuring the voices that matter shape the outcome/post 2015 framework thus the need to push and trigger the national consultation couldn't be more greater.

Call for Inputs: Governance & Accountability in the Post-2015 Framework

Make Your Voices Heard on the Future of Governance and Accountability Post-2015!

October 17th Update From GCAP Japan

In Japan, the SUTA 2012 campaign was held from 1 to 17 October. People did stand up in support of poverty eradication all over the country. About 27,000 people stood up, and around 1,200 events were reported in Japan.

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