International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Anti-poverty activists head to UN in Geneva, with a collective call for action

Tackling poverty needs to begin on a local level, but the international community needs to do more to eradicate this growing scourge, rights defenders said, on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, last Wednesday.  UN News’s Daniel Johnson spoke to three actvists: Jean-Claude Etienne , from Le Collectif 17 Octobre, and  Halima Zaghar and Bertrand Foucher, from Emerjean, who we’ll hear from first.

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News in Brief 17 October 2018

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UN Chief says ending poverty ‘a question of justice’ on International Day

Highlighting that for the United Nations, eliminating poverty in all its forms remains one of the greatest global challenges and priorities, UN Secretary-General António Guterres stressed the fundamental connection between eradicating poverty and upholding equal rights for all.