Eradicating Poverty, Hunger By 2030 Requires Social Protection, ‘Pro-Poor’ Investments

Inter Press Service: Opinion: We Can Overcome Poverty and Hunger by 2030
Jomo Kwame Sundaram, coordinator for economic and social development at the Food and Agriculture Organization

“…With the growing consensus, momentum, and commitment to eradicate world poverty and hunger by 2030 enshrined in the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, it will be necessary to deploy all the necessary instruments [to achieve this goal] as soon as possible. … [In the Addis Ababa Action Agenda,] the Rome-based U.N. agencies presented an affordable and feasible way to quickly eliminate hunger and poverty through social protection, while increasing the earned incomes of the poor with adequate pro-poor investments during 2016-2030 costing about 0.3 percent of current global income. Clearly, together, we can — and must — eliminate hunger and poverty by 2030” (9/29).