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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.”

Food safety critical to development and ending poverty: FAO deputy chief

New York, July 3 (IBNS): Ensuring that people everywhere can trust the safety and quality of the food they eat is the focus of a UN meeting taking place this week in Rome.

UN agency sets ambitious target to reduce hunger and poverty for millions worldwide

New York, Feb 14 (JEN): Amid a global rise in hunger and poverty on back of the impacts of climate change and conflict, the United Nations rural development agency today announced an ambitious target to generate resources to fund loans and grants to enable millions in developing countries strengthen their food security and livelihoods.

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

New York, Jan 30 (JEN): 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.

Progress against hunger, poverty hinges on empowering indigenous women – UN agriculture chief

New York, Jan 16 (JEN): Empowering indigenous women – who have higher malnutrition rates than any other social group and typically earn far less than men – is key to successfully fighting hunger and extreme poverty, the United Nations agriculture chief has said.