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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.

Tackling ‘curse of poverty’ tops Indian Government’s agenda, UN General Assembly told

New York, Sept 24(Just Earth News): The complete eradication of poverty is the most important priority for the Government of India, its Minister for External Affairs told the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday, as she outlined some of the measures taken to advance this goal.

Millions could escape poverty by finishing secondary education, says UN cultural agency

New York, June 23 (JEN): While a new United Nations study shows that the global poverty rate could be more than halved if all adults completed secondary school, data show high out-of-school rates in many countries, making it likely that education completion levels will remain well below that target for generations.

Billions needed to eradicate poverty and hunger: IFAD

Rome, Jan 26 (IBNS) The world needs to take urgent action to mobilise the estimated US$265 billion a year needed to achieve the first two Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty and hunger by 2030, said Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) at the opening of a conference focused on finding innovative ways to finance rural development.

Toronto annual cost of poverty more than $4.4B: Report

Toronto, Nov. 28 (IBNS): Toronto's new report released Monday by the non-profit group Social Planning stated that poverty costs Toronto city between $4.4 and $5.5 billion a year.

Eradicating 'all forms' of poverty means ending humiliation and exclusion people living in poverty face – UN

New York, Oct 17 (Just Earth News): Poverty is both a cause and consequence of marginalization and social exclusion, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Monday, stressing that to fulfil the promise of the 2030 Agenda to leave no one behind, “we must address the humiliation and exclusion of people living in poverty.”

At UN, Namibian President vows to ‘spare no effort’ to lift nation’s people out of poverty

New York, Sept 22 (Just Earth News): Speaking from the podium of the United Nations General Assembly, Hage Geingob, the President of Namibia, recalled last year’s commitment by UN Member States to a new agenda for Sustainable Development to “join the global drive towards ensuring a life of dignity for all.”

Poverty to fall below 10 per cent, advancing towards UN goal by 2030: World Bank

New York, Oct 6 (IBNS): The World Bank announced on Monday that extreme poverty is likely to fall to below 10 per cent this year, "giving fresh evidence that a quarter-century-long sustained reduction in poverty is moving the world closer to the historic goal of ending poverty by 2030" – echoing a top goal set by the newly-agreed United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda.