Text Version
RSS Feeds
Home Forum Photos Features Newsletter Archive Employment
About US Help Site Map
SEARCH   About US FAQ Site Map Site News
  -Text Version
  -RSS Feeds
  -News Archive
  -Give us feedback
  -Voices of Readers
  -Online community
  -China Biz info
  What's new
Thousands demonstrate against poverty in Madrid
+ -
10:07, October 22, 2007

 Related News
 Progress on poverty: World Bank
 China leads in poverty reduction
 China leads way of reducing poverty: UN and ADB joint report
 Ancient ideas could illuminate poverty fight
 Number of poor Chinese people reduced to 20 million
 Comment  Tell A Friend
 Print Format  Save Article
Thousands of Spaniards took to the streets of the capital Madrid on Sunday to join a march called by the Spanish Anti-Poverty Alliance to mark the United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

The demonstration, with the theme of "Rebal against poverty: more action, less words," is to "remind people that there are still millions of people living in extreme poverty," and calls for politicians "to move from promises and timid steps forward to more radical action," said Pilar Orenes, vice-president of the Alliance, which brings together 1,000 non-governmental organizations.

Orenes urged the cancellation of foreign debt and the improvement of official assistance to development in both quality and quantity so as to ensure trade relations between rich and poor nations are not unfairly skewed towards the rich.

"We are calling for coherent and committed measures by our government: raising aid investment to 0.7 percent of the Gross Domestic Product as soon as possible, and dedicating it exclusively to projects that fight poverty and inequality," the Alliance's manifesto read.


  Your Message:   Most Commented:

|About Peopledaily.com.cn | Advertise on site | Contact us | Site map | Job offer|
Copyright by People's Daily Online, All Rights Reserved