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In My Name: Last Chance to Join the Video Petition to End Poverty

By Ramya Raghavan

Nonprofits & Activism

A month ago, we launched "In My Name," a global effort to raise awareness around the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and hold world leaders accountable for the promises they made in the year 2000 to end global poverty. The program launched with the help of celebrities like Will.I.Am, Scarlett Johansson, Fergie and John Legend:

Hundreds of you from around the world have already answered the call to action, using YouTube as your platform to urge world leaders to end extreme poverty. Here are a few of the most notable submissions thus far:

If you haven't joined the "In My Name" campaign, it's not too late. All you have to do is visit and upload a simple video, stating your name, home country, and a message to your government about the need to meet the MDGs.

At the culmination of the program, a mash-up of the most powerful submissions from around the world will be broadcast directly to global leaders at the United Nations General Assembly, as proof that global citizens are holding them to their commitment to create a better world for everyone. The mash-up will also be broadcast at YouTube's first-ever live event, YouTube Live, on November 22nd.

The deadline to submit your video is November 1. Click here now to add your name and tell your leader that promises are meant to be kept.


Ramya R.