Society - Poverty
  • UN: UN officials say eradicating poverty means ending marginalization
    17 october 2016 14:05:47
    New York, US (PANA) - Poverty is both a cause and consequence of marginalization and social exclusion, the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, said on Monday, stressing that to fulfill the promise of the 2030 Agenda to leave no one behind, "we must address the humiliation and exclusion of people living in poverty". Full text...

  • UN: UN report says 385 million children live in extreme poverty
    04 october 2016 17:56:45
    New York, US (PANA) - Children are more than twice as likely as adults to live in extreme poverty, with nearly 385 million children worldwide experiencing that condition, according to a report by the World Bank Group and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Full text...

  • UN: Geingob vows to lift Namibians out of poverty
    21 september 2016 18:22:24
    New York, US (PANA) - Namibian President Hage Geingob on Wednesday said the he will use the platform of the Sustainable Development Agenda to drive economic and social programmes toward ensuring a life of dignity for all Namibians. Full text...

  • Mauritius: UNDP experts to develop Marshall Plan against Poverty in Mauritius
    23 september 2015 13:31:26
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - A multidisciplinary international team from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) arrived Wednesday in Mauritius to participate in the Mauritian Government’s Marshall Plan to combat poverty and social exclusion, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritius launches programme to fight poverty
    22 september 2015 12:44:24
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritius has launched the “Lovebridge Parrainage Project” meant to improve the living conditions of the most vulnerable group of the Mauritian population, PANA reported Tuesday from the Mauritian capital. Full text...

  • Senegal: New study calls for better targeted aid to end extreme poverty in Africa
    29 may 2015 18:46:19
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - A new funding plan to deliver basic health and education for everyone is essential to end extreme poverty, according to a new report launched Friday in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire on the sidelines of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group Annual Meetings. Full text...

  • UN: East African nations share tips on fighting poverty, inequality
    25 february 2015 19:27:48
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Wednesday said that representatives of East African nations are meeting in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, to share best practices on fighting poverty and inequality. Full text...

  • UN: Ban declares eradication of poverty a 'most fundamental obligation'
    17 october 2014 18:24:13
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Friday marked the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, with calls to accelerate efforts in eliminating poverty in all its forms. Full text...

  • Zambia: High poverty levels in Zambia worry civil society
    02 september 2014 12:57:30
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - The Civil Society for Poverty Reduction (CSPR) here has called on government to embrace joint action plan which was developed by government itself and the organization to address extreme poverty in the country. Full text...

  • Congo: World Bank, Congolese authorities partner to help the poor
    20 february 2014 13:50:45
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The World Bank and the Congolese government have signed an agreement to set up a project called "Lisungui", designed to help about 5,000 poor households, including pregnant women and children aged under 14 years, according to an official communique issued here Thursday. Full text...

  • UN chief urges support for people affected by poverty
    17 october 2013 14:10:56
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, on Thursday called for greater support for people struggling to escape poverty and build better lives. Full text...

  • Rwandan president urges more action against poverty
    26 september 2013 15:00:28
    New York, US (PANA) – Rwandan President Paul Kagame has urged world leaders to muster the courage and increase their efforts in the fight against poverty. Full text...

  • UN observes International Day for Eradication of Poverty
    16 october 2012 16:54:33
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN will on Wednesday,17 October, mark the 2012 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, a UN statement said here on Tuesday. Full text...



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