We Can #EndPoverty

Leave no one behind: think, decide and act together against extreme poverty

October 17 is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, observed every year since 1993. Fighting poverty remains at the core of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the development of the post-2015 development agenda.

The 2014 theme, Leave no one behind: think, decide and act together against extreme poverty, recognises and underscores the demanding challenge of identifying and securing the participation of those experiencing extreme poverty and social exclusion in the “Post-2015 Development Agenda” that will replace the Millennium Development Goals.

Join the #EndPoverty campaign!

Do you have an innovative idea for combating poverty?  What great project have you seen or read about focused on poverty alleviation? What solution is needed to end poverty? Tell us!


1) Tell us in a photograph or short video (30 seconds max) while holding a sign that describes how you think we can #EndPoverty. Make sure to write #EndPoverty on the sign.

2) Post the photo/video with your message in a tweet using the hashtag #EndPoverty and tagging @UNDP

3) In a second tweet, nominate three of your followers to do the same.
ie. .@One @Two @Three – Now it’s your turn…how can we #EndPoverty?"