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 firstname.lastname@example.org Karen Newman Tel: +1-212-906-5702; cellular 917-297-2210 email@example.com NASDAQ MarketSite: Jolene Libretto (646) 441-5220 Jolene.Libretto@nasdaqomx.com
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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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