WHAT HAS HAPPENED
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2005 was a monumental year for the campaign to make poverty history. Click on a title for more detail
6th-8th July : G8 meet at Gleneagles
The leaders of the world's most powerful countries met in Gleneagles.
2nd July : LIVE 8
Millions around the world watched Live 8 as it took place in ten countries around the world.
2nd July : Make Poverty History Rally in Edinburgh
Over 225,000 people turned out in Edinburgh on Saturday 2nd July and took part in the world's largest human white band around the city centre.
Joining them were representatives from around the world including Kumi Naidoo - head of the Global Call to Action Against Poverty, the actor Gael Garcia Bernal and the Senegalese musician Baaba Maal as well as broadcaster Jonathan Dimbleby and representatives of all faiths.
1st July : White Band Day 1
Buildings around the world were wrapped in White Bands. As millions globally showed their support for an end to poverty. In the UK St Pauls Cathedral was wrapped.
16th June : The World is Watching
The Stop Aids coalition held an event in Trafalgar Square reminding politicians of what was expected of them come the G8.
16th May : World Debt Day
To mark World Debt Day a new report is launched - In the Balance
May : Penguin Book launched
The Make Poverty History coalition and Penguin joined together in the fight against world poverty to create a brilliantly simple, but life saving book - 'How You Can Help Defeat Extreme Poverty, in Seven Easy Steps'.
24th April : World Poverty Day
Leaders of all the main political parties spent the day focusing on development issues ahead of the election.
10th April : Global Week of Action on Trade
Over 25,000 people descended on Whitehall as part of the Trade Justice Vigil. Campaigners took to the street all night and the event culminated in a hand in of whote band cards to Downing Street at dawn.
31st March : Click Ad road block
The Make Poverty History Click Film was shown simultaneously on all commercial TV stations. The first time this has ever happened. Stars from stage and screen tok part in the click film to raise awareness of the fact that a child dies every 3 seconds due to extreme poverty.
11th March : Special Films played on Red Nose Day
On Red Nose Day 2005 3 films were shown featuring Lenny Henry, Bono and Nelson Mandela to demonstrate the importance of Make Poverty History this year.
8th March : Majority of MPs sign Make Poverty History EDM
The Early Day Motion tabled by Julia Drown receives backing from over half of all MPs.
10th February : Send My Friend to School launched
Schoolchildren across the world were asked to make a cutout representation of their 'buddy', who represents one of the 100 million children not able to attend school because they are too poor. Each "buddy" carries the simple request to please 'Send My Friend to School'.
3rd February : Mandela speaks in Trafalgar Square
'Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great. You could be that generation'
Nelson Mandela came and addressed over 22,000 people in Trafalgar Square on behalf of the Make Poverty History coalition. He handed a group of school children his white band which was delivered with thousands of others to the leaders of the G8.
13th January : Vicars March to Downing Street
After the success of The Vicar of Dibley's New Year special, 600 female clergy joined forces with Dawn French to deliver a Make Poverty History white band card to Tony Blair.
In September more world leaders than ever before met at the United Nations world summit. The world's anti-poverty goals - known as the Millennium Development Goals - were supposed to be on the agenda, but in the end it took a huge campaigning effort to even have them mentioned.
Find out what MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY thought of what came out of the Summit
MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY campaigners took part in the biggest mass lobby of Parliament on November 2nd.
MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY and the Trade Justice Movement announced that the mass lobby of parliament was the largest in the history of modern British democracy with trade justice campaigners lobbying 375 MPs in a single day.
Over 8,000 campaigners joined the lobby with a demand that the UK Government and its European Union (EU) partners stop pushing poor countries to open their markets in approaching world trade talks. They warned the Prime Minister that generations of people will continue to live in poverty if his manifesto promise to allow poor countries to protect their markets is broken.