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Head of North America for the United Nations Millennium Campaign to Ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

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ADVISORY, Oct. 19, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What: Anita Sharma, North America Coordinator of the United Nations Millennium Campaign, will preside over the NASDAQ opening bell to commemorate the three-day mobilization called "Stand Up and Take Action" which ended on Sunday, during which millions of people gathered at more than 2,000 events in more than 100 countries to demand that world leaders end poverty. Over the past year, progress on achieving the Millennium Development Goals and ending poverty has actually reversed. The world's poorest, who had no role in causing the global economic crisis, continue to bear the brunt of its effects. Sharma will ring the opening bell as a symbol of the commitment of citizens around the world to holding their governments accountable for keeping the promises they have made to eradicate extreme poverty and its root causes by achieving the Millennium Development Goals by 2015. Sharma will be joined at the opening ceremony by model and actor Tyson Beckford. Where: NASDAQ MarketSite - 4 Times Square - 43rd & Broadway - Broadcast Studio When: Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 9:15 - 9:30 a.m. ET Contacts: To schedule interviews contact: Kara Alaimo United Nations Millennium Campaign +1 212-906-6399 kara.alaimo@undp.org Karen Newman Tel: +1-212-906-5702; cellular 917-297-2210 knewman2000@hotmail.com NASDAQ MarketSite: Jolene Libretto (646) 441-5220 Jolene.Libretto@nasdaqomx.com

Feed Information:

The Opening Bell is available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on Galaxy 19 C/15, downlink frequency 4000 vertical. The feed can also be found on Ascent fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Jolene Libretto at (646) 441-5220.

Radio Feed:

An audio transmission of the Opening Bell is also available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on uplink IA6 C band / transponder 24, downlink frequency 4180 horizontal. The feed can be found on Ascent fiber 1623 as well.

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About the United Nations Millennium Campaign

The UN Millennium Campaign was established by the UN Secretary General in 2002. The Campaign supports citizens' efforts to hold their governments to account for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. The Millennium Development Goals were adopted by 189 world leaders from rich and poor countries, as part of the Millennium Declaration which was signed in 2000. These leaders agreed to achieve the Goals by 2015. Our premise is simple: we are the first generation that can end poverty and we refuse to miss this opportunity. For more information, visit www.endpoverty2015.org.

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