'Stand Up and Take Action!' with Skype, Ustream and the UN Millennium Campaign
Change often starts with having a conversation. At Skype, we’re proud to enable global conversations that can help end poverty. We are partnering with the United Nations Millennium Campaign to foster conversations about the most important issues facing our generation during “Stand Up and Take Action!,” the annual mobilization where citizens gather at events around the world to demand that world leaders eradicate extreme poverty by 2015.
As part of the program, for the first time, Skype is collaborating with Ustream to enable video calls about global poverty between world leaders, celebrities, and citizens globally to be broadcast on the internet live via Ustream’s interactive video broadcasting platform. The Skype calls will be broadcast on both the Stand Up Take Action! page on Facebook and Ustream’s web site.
Those participating in the Skype video calls include former Irish President Mary Robinson, as well as African entertainers Femi Kuti and Angelique Kidjo. The calls will take place throughout this week, leading up to the “Stand Up and Take Action!” weekend on October 16-18 when millions of citizens will take part in activities demanding that world leaders keep their promises to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.
We hope you will join us to stand up to poverty by engaging in your own dialogues about this global crisis and what can be done to eradicate it. To find out how to get involved in “Stand Up and Take Action” events happening across the globe, please visit www.standagainstpoverty.org.