The Pledge

Since 1990, the number of people living in extreme poverty has been reduced by more than 60%! With the right investments in the people and places that need it most, it could be virtually eliminated by 2030. But we need to act if we want a world where everyone, everywhere can lead a life of dignity and opportunity.

With thousands of candidates running in the UK elections, they need to know that ending extreme poverty is an issue their constituents care about and want to see them take action on.

We are asking candidates to publicly sign our ‘Pledge for Progress’, which reads:

I believe the UK must continue to be a world leader by keeping its promises to the world’s poorest people. Throughout the next Parliament, I will do my part to help end extreme poverty and preventable disease by supporting:

  • Our continued commitment to spend 0.7% of our national income on overseas aid;
  • UK aid that delivers for the poorest people in the world, with maximum impact and transparency;
  • A world class dedicated development department led by a Cabinet Minister;

in order to build a safer, healthier, more prosperous and sustainable world for all.

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