Dear Colleagues,

First of all, I want to congratulate you for a successful Global Day of Action 2018! On 25 September, you were part of million people in 1,248 cities & communities in 143 countries who came together in 1,666 actions across the world.

In the past month, we’ve mobilized together not only on 25 September, but also 17 October 2018 – the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty – an important day for the Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP).

The number of people living in poverty remains very high – even while the percentage of people living in extreme poverty is decreasing. The latest numbers show that the target of SDG 1 to eradicate poverty by 2030 will not be achieved.

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