News: In My Name: celebrities team up against poverty

In 2000, the United Nations agreed to a set of ambitious goals for cutting poverty and disease, and improving health care and education for the world's poor by 2015. But now, halfway through the time period, those Millennium Development Goals have not been met by far.

YouTube has teamed up with, and non-governmental organizations GCAP, Oxfam International, Save the Children and Comic Relief to help spread the message that poverty around the world needs to be eradicated.

YouTube launched a new channel on its site where users can upload a video stating their name, home country, and a message to their government about the need to meet the poverty goals. (Full)

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