Poverty

13 10, 2017

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty to stress greater engagement in drive to promote prosperity, human dignity and human rights

2017-11-16T15:31:36+00:00 October 13th, 2017|News, Poverty, Press material|

The UN is seeking broader engagement from all sectors of society to lift 767 million people still living in extreme poverty above the international poverty line of $1.90 a day as it marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 17 October this year. This year will mark the 25th year that the [...]

14 09, 2017

World’s poor bearing the brunt of global crises, stresses UN rights expert

2017-11-16T15:32:14+00:00 September 14th, 2017|News, Poverty|

Impacts of climate change and the global economic crisis are compounding the threats faced by people living in poverty around the world, a United Nations rights expert warned, calling on the international development community to put human rights at the centre of their work. “People in developing countries are paying a heavy price for global actions [...]

12 07, 2017

Safe, effective family planning is key to ’empowering people, developing nations’ – UN

2017-11-16T15:33:23+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Gender equality and women's empowerment, Health, Hunger and food security, News, Poverty|

If the demand of women in developing countries who wanted access to safe and effective family planning was met, it would reduce an estimated 100,000 maternal death and avert 67 million unintended pregnancies, the United Nations population agency today said.

1 07, 2017

On International Day, UN promotes cooperative solutions for social inclusion

2017-11-16T15:33:41+00:00 July 1st, 2017|News, Poverty|

Cooperatives help to build inclusive economies and societies, and can help to eliminate poverty and reach the other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the head of the United Nations labour agency today said, marking the International Day of Cooperatives.

8 05, 2017

Task of eradicating poverty must be met ‘with a sense of urgency,’ says deputy UN chief

2017-11-16T15:36:39+00:00 May 8th, 2017|News, Poverty|

Eradicating poverty remains the greatest global challenge, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said today, calling for a collective and comprehensive approach that recognizes the multidimensional nature the issue and its interaction with other aspects.

19 01, 2017

Secretary-General’s remarks at the World Economic Forum

2017-11-16T15:38:17+00:00 January 19th, 2017|Economic growth, News, Peace and justice, Poverty, Secretary-General, Sustainable Development Agenda|

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL'S REMARKS AT THE SPECIAL SESSION ON “COOPERATION FOR PEACE: TACKLING THE ROOT CAUSES OF GLOBAL CRISES” Davos, Switzerland, 19 January 2016 Thank you very much, Professor Schwab. It is good to be back in Davos – even if I would start by saying that we live in a dangerous world. We see a [...]

22 12, 2016

Media advisory: Twitter chat on how to achieve better data

2016-12-22T19:32:40+00:00 December 22nd, 2016|News, Poverty, Press material|

The Twitter chat will provide an opportunity for data experts to share their views, tools, experiences, and lessons learned ahead of the first UN Data Forum taking place in Cape Town in January.

3 12, 2016

UN honours activists from India, Mexico and Russia for work on biodiversity protection

2017-11-16T15:38:52+00:00 December 3rd, 2016|Climate change, Economic growth, Forests, desertification and biodiversity, Gender equality and women's empowerment, Hunger and food security, News, Oceans, Poverty|

The United Nations today paid tribute to three activists who were awarded a top prize for biodiversity protection.

17 10, 2016

Agriculture must adopt climate-smart practices to better help poverty reduction – UN report

2017-11-16T15:40:28+00:00 October 17th, 2016|Climate change, Hunger and food security, News, Poverty|

17 October 2016 – The rapid transformation of farming and food systems to cope with a warmer world, such as adopting climate-smart practices, particularly to curb greenhouse gas emissions, is critical for hunger and poverty reduction, the United Nations agriculture agency said today in a new report. “There is no doubt climate change affects food [...]

17 10, 2016

Press Release: United Nations urges commitment to fight humiliation and exclusion to end poverty

2017-11-16T15:40:29+00:00 October 17th, 2016|News, Poverty, Press material|

New York, 17 October – Marking the 24th anniversary of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (IDEP), the United Nations today underscored the need to recognize and address the humiliation and exclusion endured by many people living in poverty. “As we work together to honour our pledge to build a life of peace, [...]