Tackling poverty needs to begin on a local level, but the UN and the international community also need to do more to eradicate this growing scourge, rights defenders said, to mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
, last Wednesday.
At the UN in Geneva, they explained their vision of a world where everyone’s human rights and dignity are respected, regardless of their personal circumstances.
UN News’s Daniel Johnson spoke to three of the campaigners: Jean-Claude Etienne from Le Collectif 17 Octobre, in addition to Halima Zaghar and Bertrand Foucher from French job creation scheme Emerjean, who we’ll hear from first.
Bertrand Foucher and Halima Zaghar from Emerjean at the United Nations Office at Geneva. October 2018. UN Geneva/Daniel Johnson
Jean-Claude Etienne from Le Collectif 17 Octobre at the United Nations Office at Geneva. October 2018. UN Geneva/Daniel Johnson