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During 2005, many organisations - including aid and development agencies, faith groups, trade unions, etc, - came together under an umbrella organisation called MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY. Much campaigning was done in 2005 to persuade our government, and the governments of other richer countries, to act to alleviate global poverty.

During 2005, local groups throughout the country supported the aims and activities of the national MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY campaign. A group emerged in the North East which consisted of individuals and representatives from various organisations. This group co-ordinated various events and campaigns throughout 2005.

The national MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY organisation was only designed to run for the year 2005 and has now formally ceased operations. You can read an evaluation report about the national campaign of 2005. However, the group in the North East decided to continue to meet and act for the foreseeable future.

Why not get involved?

The committee of MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY North East is made up of individuals, some of whom represent local branches of aid agencies, development agencies, and similar organisations. Currently, the following organisations are represented on the committee, but we stress that anyone or any organisation that shares our aims is welcome to join us.

Christian Aid
Jubilee Debt Campaign at Newcastle University
Justice and Peace
Mothers Union

All members of the committee, and all activists, campaigners and supporters are volunteers and receive no payment from MAKEPOVERTYHISTORYNorth East.

"For the first time in human history, we have the means to end absolute poverty throughout the world. The only question is whether or not we have the will. MAKE POVERTYHISTORY is a heroic attempt to generate the will that is essential for this most important task of the 21st Century.
Professor Tony Campolo in a message to North East campaigners, March 2005