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Transcript of THE VISION:


A world without extreme poverty by 2030

Growing the number of effectiveness of global citizens to achieve the public, business and political commitment and action to end extreme poverty.
The Global Poverty Project endevours to change specific policies and practices that contribute to keeping people in extreme poverty when an organised, critical mass of individuals in society aspire to the values of Global Citizen, and are organised and equipped to take meaningful action.

Repeat this cycle across many issues, and this movement can ensure that governments, businesses and individuals act with greater alignment to the interests of the world’s poor, so that progressively, the systems, structures, policies and processes are changed, ending extreme poverty by 2030.
The Global Poverty Project uses the voice and actions of global citizens to focus policy campaigning on six themes, and three cross cutting issues seen below as aid, trade and governance.


Key impact achievements:
Global Citizen. 250,000 global citizens have taken more than 1.5 million actions in support of ending extreme poverty by 2030, securing more than 30 policy and financial commitments and victories.
Live Below the Line. 50,000 participants have taken on the 5 day challenge to eat and drink on the equivalent of the extreme poverty line, raising USD 10 million for more than 70 poverty-fighting charities.
1.4 Billion Reasons. 200,000 people have seen Global Poverty Projects groundbreaking presentation on progress fighting extreme poverty, and have been activated to support campaigns and change their behaviour.
The End of Polio. Global Poverty Project's campaigning has made a significant contribution to more than USD $750m in new commitments towards polio eradication.
Global Citizen Tickets (GCT) Australia, is an initiative of Global Poverty Project (GPP) and the Australian music industry. A concert will be held featuring John Butler Trio, The Jezabels, Gotye, Art Vs Science and Eskimo Joe, as well as international touring artists Bruce Springsteen and Nine Inch Nails to name a few.

The aim of the initiative is to engage a new generation of people to take action in addressing extreme poverty at a global level. By registering at www.globalcitizen.org/tickets-au, music fans can earn and accumulate points for each online action they take, which can then be traded for concert tickets. Actions include sharing a video on Facebook, or signing a petition to world leaders.

One of the first actions Australian music fans will be asked to take will be to email the Foreign Minister Julie Bishop encouraging the Australian Government to make a strong commitment in support of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE).

The Global Poverty Project has the support of international figures such as Gerard Butler, Hugh Jackman, Deborra-Lee Furness, Katie Holmes, Karolina Kurkova, Freida Pinto, Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Russell Simmons, Olivia Wilde, will.i.am, and Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus. All help to spread the message of Global Citizen ship and the vision of a world without extreme poverty by 2030.
Design and host campaigns on critical issues
Capitalize on influential moments and key people
Build the movement to end extreme poverty
Channel the voices and actions of global citizens

generates greater

Campaign victories on critical issues
Systemic changes for people living in extreme poverty.
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