U.N. SG Calls For More Global Efforts To Eradicate Poverty On International Day

HuffPost: These 7 Numbers Show How Global Poverty Remains A Huge Problem
“More than one billion people escaped the grind of extreme poverty — defined as living on less than $1.90 a day — between 1990 and 2013. But despite the gains, the world remains a long way from eradicating poverty altogether, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, where large numbers of people continue to languish in extreme poverty with no safety net. To mark Tuesday’s International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, which calls on people to connect with the poorest and build alliances for action, here are nine statistics that give a snapshot of the global poverty problem…” (Paddison, 10/16).

U.N. News Centre: On International Day, U.N. chief urges action to address root causes of poverty
“Highlighting the importance of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to ensure a life of dignity for all, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for redoubling of efforts to eradicate poverty it in its entirety. ‘This globally agreed agenda, pledges to secure a healthy planet and build peaceful and inclusive societies to ensure lives of dignity for all,’ said the secretary general in a video message marking the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty…” (10/17).

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