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EU must place social justice ‘at its core’ to lift people out of poverty

New York: The European Union’s failure to lift 20 million people out of poverty by 2020, is “a defeat for social rights”, an independent UN human rights expert said on Friday, urging the bloc to boldly rethink its whole socio-economic approach.

China using ‘dibao’ social safety net to silence dissent: Researcher

Washington; A US-based social scientist has claimed that the role of China’s social safety net programme, known as dibao, has shifted over time from providing support to the poor and vulnerable to being used partly as a tool to repress dissent.

One in six children living in extreme poverty, with figure set to rise during pandemic

New York: An estimated one in six children – or 356 million globally – were living in extreme poverty before the COVID-19 pandemic began, and this is set to worsen significantly, according to a new World Bank Group and UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) analysis released on Tuesday.

Women bear the brunt, as COVID erodes progress on eradicating extreme poverty

New York: The coronavirus pandemic and its fallout will likely push 47 million more women into poverty, reversing decades of progress to eradicate extreme poverty, new data released on Wednesday by the UN has revealed.

UN report sends ‘sobering message’ of deeply entrenched hunger globally

New York: In much of the world, “hunger remains deeply entrenched and is rising”, the UN chief said on Monday, launching this year’s major UN food security update, highlighting that over the past five years, tens of millions of people have joined the ranks of the chronically undernourished.

Independent rights expert speaks of 'anguish, stress and disempowerment' of poverty

New York: More than 70 million people are expected to fall into extreme poverty because of COVID-19, the UN Human Rights Council heard on Tuesday, as a leading rights expert slammed “greatly exaggerated” claims of global poverty eradication between 1990 and 2015.

Support measures helped prevent poverty increase in Russia amid COVID-19 - World Bank

Moscow/Sputnik: The government's support measures helped Russia avoid a sudden increase in poverty amid the coronavirus pandemic, the World Bank's Country Director for Russia Renaud Seligmann told Sputnik.

‘Spectre of poverty’ hangs over tribes and indigenous groups: UN labour agency

New York/IBNS: Indigenous and tribal communities are around three times more likely to face extreme poverty than others with women “consistently at the bottom of all social and economic indicators”, UN labour experts said on Monday.

Ending extreme poverty crucial to sustainable future for all: UN chief

New York: A sustainable future for all is unlikely unless globalization benefits all children, their families and communities, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, on Thursday.

Ending extreme poverty crucial to sustainable future for all: UN chief

New York: A sustainable future for all is unlikely unless globalization benefits all children, their families and communities, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, on Friday.

Global response to poverty and environmental goals 'not ambitious enough’

New York, July 10 (IBNS): The global response to realizing poverty and environmental goals agreed by world leaders in 2015 has not been “ambitious enough” according to the UN Secretary-General.

China determined to end poverty by 2020

Beijing, Apr 20 (UNI) Chinese President Xi Jinping is determined to end all of the poverty in China by 2020.

Fight against climate change and poverty will fail without overhaul of global financial system, says major UN report

New York, Apr 5 (IBNS): A major new UN-led report, involving more than 60 international organizations, warns that a comprehensive overhaul of the world’s financial system is necessary, if governments are to honour commitments to tackle critical issues, such as combatting climate change and eradicating poverty by 2030.

Link between conflict and hunger worldwide, ‘all too persistent and deadly’, says new UN report

New York, Jan 29 (IBNS): Conflict-driven hunger is getting worse, according to a snapshot of the eight places in the world with the highest number of people in need of emergency food support, and the link between them is “all too persistent and deadly” according to a new report delivered to the UN Security Council on Monday.

After decade of progress, rural areas of Latin America, Caribbean slide back into poverty – UN report

New York, Nov 22 (IBNS): For the first time in a decade, the number of people falling into poverty in rural Latin America and the Caribbean has increased by two million, according to a new United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report, which called the worrying trend a “historical reversal.”