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December 6, 2013 With the holiday giving season in full swing, you may be re-evaluating just how much to give to charitable causes and where to donate. Robert Neubecker These are highly personal decisions, often influenced by our financial
Executive Secretary Alicia Barcena said. "The only acceptable number of people living in poverty is zero, which is why we call on countries to carry out structural economic changes to achieve sustained growth with greater equality," she added.
World leaders meeting a few weeks ago at the UN Special Event on the Millennium Development Goals underscored their commitment "to free humanity from poverty and hunger as a matter of urgency." In their efforts to accelerate progress to meet the MDGs
NGO Think Pacific reveals that 250,000 people in Fiji live in poverty and a lot more live on and a little above the poverty line. Speaking at the opening of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty celebrations in Natewa, the deputy
Ban noted that the Day comes as the international community is pursuing twin objectives: intensifying efforts to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and formulating the next set of goals to guide our efforts after the MDG 2015 deadline. "
Opinion News Sunday, we were reminded, was Extreme Poverty Sunday. Today, October 17, is the World Day for Overcoming Poverty, declared so by the United Nations in 1992. Do you know that in Rizal Park (Luneta), there is a marker that serves as a
Of the 21 million children suffering from poverty in Mexico, five million suffer from extreme and make the most marginalized segment of society, almost double that of its equivalent among adults. The figure, calculated on data from
Signalling greater urgency in efforts to end extreme poverty, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announced on Wednesday that the World Bank has set an interim target to reduce global poverty to nine percent in 2020. "Setting this target reminds
Rising living standards means not only fewer children, but fewer children in poverty. Still from Why Poverty: Welcome to the World Imagine having to pick just one of your children to save, while leaving the others to face death. One of my most
The Maastricht Principles clarify the human rights obligations of States beyond their own borders, especially their obligation to avoid causing harm and to protect human rights extraterritorially, the UN experts on extreme poverty, food, water and