United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty

 

United Nations Decade for the Eradication of PovertyFirst United Nations Decade for the eradication of poverty (1997-2006)

In December 1995, the General Assembly proclaimed the First United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (1997-2006). In December 1996, the General Assembly declared the theme for the Decade as a whole to be “Eradicating poverty is an ethical, social, political and economic imperative of humankind.”

Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2008-2017)

In December 2007, the General Assembly proclaimed the Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2008-2017) reiterating that eradicating poverty was the greatest global challenge facing the world and a core requirement for sustainable development, especially for developing countries. The proclamation recalls the outcomes of the World Summit for Social Development and the twenty-fourth special session of the General Assembly.