End Poverty 2015 - Latin America&amp;the Caribbean http://endpoverty2015.org/en/taxonomy/term/383/0 en Hundreds Stand Up in Trinidad http://endpoverty2015.org/en/end-hunger/news/hundreds-stand-trinidad/29/sep/10 <p>In Trinidad and Tobago, the Walk the World Committee of Rio Claro staged a Stand Up event in the Rio Claro town centre on Sunday September 19.<br> <br> That morning, more than 850 people - including local government representatives, community organizers, cultural performers, school children, and other local residents - walked through the streets of Rio Claro carrying specially-designed banners to demonstrate their support for the Millennium Development Goals.<br> <br> Following the walk, participants gathered for a program of presentations supporting the day's theme, and to read the Stand Up pledge.<br> </p><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4146/5036248935_b7a4845bce.jpg" width="490" height="325" > End Hunger Global Universal Education Gender Equity Child Health Latin America &amp; the Caribbean Latin America&amp;the Caribbean Maternal Health Combat HIV/AIDS Environmental Sustainability Global Partnership English Wed, 29 Sep 2010 17:31:31 +0000 chiara 1071 at http://endpoverty2015.org Colombia Stands Up for MDGs http://endpoverty2015.org/en/end-hunger/news/colombia-stands-mdgs/21/sep/10 <p>The UN Information Centre in Bogota, along with the local Secretary of Education, organized awareness activities such as workshops, rallies and paintings exhibitions in 60 public schools, gathering more than 35,000 participants on September 17 as part of &ldquo;Stand Up and Take Action.&rdquo; One of the central acts in Bogota was held in one of the main public schools, Bogotá Enrique Olaya Herrera. The Mayor of Bogota and UNIC director attended the event with 3,000 students, joining activities including artistic and cultural exhibitions. </p> <p>In addition, the United Nations in Colombia, in partnership with the National Soccer League, invited approximately 12,000 spectators of one of the most important soccer matches of the season to Stand Up on September 19. </p> <p>The Colombian Foundation &ldquo;Caridad Universal&rdquo; organized several activities in 13 cities in Colombia, which included Stand Up moments, workshops about the MDGS, delivering food and clothes to poor communities and organizing recreational activities to orphans. Communities in vulnerability were the target public for these events. A total of 2,777 participants Stood Up. </p> <p>Additionally, one of the most important theater companies in Bogota, MISI, joined Stand Up by inviting 2,700 spectators at their weekend shows to Stand Up. </p> <p>A variety of other events were held around the country. In total, more than 63,000 people participated.<br> </p> <p>To view more photos <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/cinubogota/sets/72157624852899565/show/">CLICK HERE</a> </p> End Hunger Global Universal Education Gender Equity Child Health Latin America &amp; the Caribbean Latin America&amp;the Caribbean Maternal Health Combat HIV/AIDS Environmental Sustainability Global Partnership English Tue, 21 Sep 2010 19:59:33 +0000 chiara 1053 at http://endpoverty2015.org