War on Want

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

War on Want

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Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

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Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

1951 - present

History

A letter from Victor Gollancz to The Guardian in February 1951 led to the founding of War on Want. His letter asked people to join an international struggle against poverty. Harold Wilson MP coined the name.

War on Want has always been at the forefront of many of the debates on global poverty and injustice. As early as 1961, War on Want raised concerns about 'third world' debt and warned it would be a central issue in the future.

Places

England, United Kingdom
International

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Functions, occupations and activities

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Internal structures/genealogy

General context

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Control area

Authority record identifier

C0068

Institution identifier

GB 1847

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created by Julia Wylie, October 2016

Language(s)

  • English

Script(s)

Sources

War on Want. 2016. 65 years of War on Want. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.waronwant.org/our-history. [Accessed 17 October 2016].

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