Society - Poverty
  • 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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