What next on the campaign trail?

The Make Poverty History campaign is gearing up for its next phases, in the wake of last week's G8 summit.

Richard Bennett, chair of the Make Poverty History co-ordination group, said the campaign had been "energised" by the momentum of supporters and hoped to sustain this for further critical events this year.

"Make Poverty History was conceived as a campaign for the whole of 2005 - we're only half way through," he told Third Sector.

The UN Summit in September, the WTO ministerial meeting in December and the UK's presidency of the EU were important milestones to come, Bennett said.

He added: "We will be working, with our counterparts in the Global Call to Action Against Poverty, to put continued pressure on these crucial decision-making moments.

"The results of the G8 summit are significant, but they don't make poverty history. We're determined to go on pressing."

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