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Jim Kim’s Commitment to Present the Zero Poverty 2030 Petition

Global Citizen partnered with 10 organizations to deliver the Zero Poverty 2030 campaign

WHAT'S THE COMMITMENT?

At the Global Citizen Festival 2013, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank committed to presenting the Zero Poverty 2030 petition signed by global citizens to world leaders and finance ministers at an upcoming World Bank Meeting. This petition is calling on countries to support all efforts to end extreme poverty by 2030.

WHAT PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE?

As the World Bank Spring Meetings convened in Washington, D.C. in April 2014, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, alongside United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Global Poverty Project CEO Hugh Evans, greeted 1,000 people at the World Bank Headquarters for a call-to-action event focused on engaging millennials.

Zero Poverty Partners including Half the Sky, BRAC, To Catch a Dollar, Women Deliver, World Food Programme USA, Kiva and Development Initiatives have been working hard to grow the petition and at this event Hugh Evans announced that over 100,000 citizens have signed the petition.

WHAT'S THE IMPACT?

Working in partnership with Half the Sky, Women Deliver, Brac, KIVA, To Catch a Dollar, World Food Program USA, Platinum Rye Entertainment, Development Initiatives, Global Poverty Project and The Hunger Project, we've secured over 100,000 signatures. By signing the petition, global citizens are demonstrating their support for the goal to end extreme poverty by 2030 and world leaders are beginning to feel the pressure to respond.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

The Global Poverty Project is joining with the Zero Poverty 2030 partners to continue to grow the petition to over 1,000,000 signatures by April 2015 when Dr. Jim Yong Kim will deliver the Zero Poverty 2030 petition to the finance ministers of 188 countries. This campaign will also call upon countries to make increased commitments towards achieving this goal, to be announced in April 2015.