"Today, we do have reason to celebrate the progress made to eradicate extreme poverty, but we must continue to work together on its eradication. I hope that the global development agenda beyond 2015 will reflect this level of ambition."
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
Extreme poverty destroys the lives and spirit of people; it kills more children, young persons, and adults than any war. Every day, people living in extreme poverty are challenged and threatened by lack of food, shelter and access to essential services.
Recognizing that poverty is violence, the 2012 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty focuses on "Ending the violence of Extreme Poverty: Promoting empowerment and building peace".
News on poverty eradication
- 14 Jul 2015:New report highlights successful UNDP programmes in the Arab Region
- 25 Oct 2014:Yemeni Government and partners validate roadmap to improve rural livelihoods and employment for women, youth and marginalized groups
- 14 Oct 2014:UN Secretary General visits UNDP fishermen project in Gaza
- Fast Facts: Poverty Reduction
- Fast Facts: Poverty Reduction and Local Development
- Towards A Human Rights-Based Approach to Food Security: A Self-Assessment Tool to Achieve Balanced Plant Regimes
- Mainstreaming Human Rights in Development Policies and Programming: UNDP Experiences
- Integrating Energy Access and Employment Creation to Accelerate Progress on the MDGs in Sub-Saharan Africa