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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

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PODCAST: Breaking the silence of poverty

It’s been thirty years since the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution to create the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, on 17 October 1992.

Great advances have been made in reducing global poverty since then, particularly in China and India, but the period has also seen significant increases in inequality, between and within countries.

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New York students show value of school, community support in ending poverty

Providing academic enrichment programmes, as well as health and wellness services which empower students and address community needs, is the goal of a New York City school that is working to break the cycle of poverty.

Fifth-grade students from the Gregory “Jocko” Jackson School of Sports, Arts and Technology in Brownsville, Brooklyn, were at the UN on Thursday to take part in a ceremony commemorating the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.