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News in Brief 7 November 2023

  • Israel-Palestine crisis: UN humanitarians plead for ‘access, access, access’
  • Sudan: World ‘scandalously silent’ on dire humanitarian crisis: UNHCR
  • More efforts needed to end TB: WHO
  • World’s poorest nations need climate and development finance now: UNCTAD
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News in Brief 13 September 2023

  • Libya: UN scales up support to victims of deadly floods

  • Over 330 million children worldwide living in extreme poverty: UNICEF, World Bank

  • Uganda: restored royal burial site no longer under threat: UNESCO
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Nobel-winning economist outlines simple and inexpensive steps to fight poverty

Low-cost initiatives such as insecticide-treated mosquito nets and child de-worming programmes are proof that the world can take effective action to reduce poverty, a Nobel Prize-winning economist has said, as the world marks the International Day dedicated to its eradication.

Michael Kremer, alongside fellow professors Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, is the recipient of the 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics, for their research in fighting poverty.

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“Project Everyone” campaign to make SDGs world famous in 7 days

A grassroots blitz to educate everyone on the planet about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within one week will kick off on 25 September when the SDGs are adopted at the UN.

That’s according to English filmmaker Richard Curtis, the creator of “Project Everyone” – which aims to involve the world’s 7 billion people in the global targets to end extreme poverty and tackle climate change over the next 15 years.