How can we best end poverty? Join a Twitter chat with UN development chief Helen Clark

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As the world prepares to mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty join us to discuss poverty-related issues.

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How can we best end poverty? Join a Twitter chat with UN development chief Helen Clark

In a world of 7 billion, it takes all of us to end poverty. But what is the best way to tackle the challenges of poverty worldwide? What action can each of us take? How can we make sure development is sustainable? How can we best prevent a hunger crisis like the current one in the Horn of Africa?

As the world prepares to mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty next week (17 October), join our live Twitter chat tomorrow with UN development chief Helen Clark (@HelenClarkUNDP) to discuss these issues.

What:             A Twitter chat on How to End Poverty

Who:             Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator

When:             Wednesday, 12 October 2011, from 9:30 to 10:30 AM EST/ 13:30 to 14:30 GMT

How you can participate:

  •     By submitting your poverty-related questions to Helen Clark before the live broadcast through Twitter (using #undpchat)
  •     By sharing the event with your friends on Facebook and Twitter
  •     We also kindly request your support to promote this event online by tweeting about it using #endpoverty or #undpchat

Join the conversation on Twitter by using #UNDPchat or follow it on http://www.undp.org/chat/

You do not need to have your own Twitter account to read chat contributions.

Background information:
Helen Clark on Twitter: @HelenClarkUNDP | UNDP on Twitter: @UNDP

Helen Clark became the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme in April 2009, and is the first woman to lead the organization. “I can think of no better way to spark conversations around the world on development issues than through the dynamic use of social media,” said Helen Clark in reaction to her recent listing in the UK newspaper, The Guardian, as the tenth most interesting person tweeting about global development.

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