Poverty

8 02, 2018

Government and civil society leaders agree at UN on way forward to help lift millions out of poverty

2018-02-08T21:12:06+00:00 February 8th, 2018|News, Poverty, Press material|

This year’s UN Commission on Social Development concluded this week with the adoption of policies — including the establishment of nationally appropriate social protection systems — to be taken by government and the civil society to help the millions of people living in poverty and those in vulnerable situations.

5 02, 2018

Development indicators trending downward for world’s poorest countries, UN warns

2018-02-05T15:53:20+00:00 February 5th, 2018|News, Poverty|

The least developed countries (LDCs) – nations categorized as requiring special attention from the international community – will fall short of goals set out in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development unless urgent action is taken, new United Nations analysis has revealed.

29 01, 2018

Poverty eradication, inclusive growth focus of UN Social Development Commission’s 2018 session

2018-02-01T16:03:34+00:00 January 29th, 2018|News, Poverty|

Countries must accelerate inclusive and equitable economic growth and sustainable development that will not leave behind vulnerable populations, such as women and youth, the United Nations deputy chief told the Commission for Social Development, which opened its annual session on Monday.

17 01, 2018

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2018-01-17T22:06:40+00:00 January 17th, 2018|News, Poverty|

Somali refugee ZamZam Yusuf has a message for any neighbours who think she doesn't have the right to call Leicester, in the English Midlands, home. "I would like to offer you a cup of tea" at my house, says the 30-year-old mother-of-four, who came to UN Headquarters in January, as world leaders prepare to [...]

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 04, 2017

Progress against tropical diseases must be backed by poverty alleviation efforts – UN health agency

2017-11-16T15:36:53+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Health, News|

The United Nations today cited “record-breaking” progress in controlling neglected tropical diseases – which blind, maim, disfigure and debilitate millions of people worldwide, especially in its poorest areas – as an estimated one billion people were reached with treatment for at least one of these diseases in 2015 alone, according to the Organization’s health agency.

30 12, 2015

Sustainable Development Goals kick off with start of new year

2017-11-16T15:44:58+00:00 December 30th, 2015|News, Secretary-General, Sustainable Development Agenda|

On 1 January, the United Nations officially will usher in an even more ambitious set of goals to banish a whole host of social ills by 2030.

18 12, 2015

On Migrants Day, UN remembers thousands who lost their lives this year trying to reach safe harbour

2017-11-16T15:45:03+00:00 December 18th, 2015|Inequality, News, Poverty|

Global candlelight vigils marked the International Day of Migrants today to remember the more than 5,000 women, men and children who lost their lives in arduous journeys in search of protection and a better life.