Secretary-General Kofi Annan, responding to environmental degradation and persisting poverty amid global economic growth, has proposed a new action plan to be considered by negotiators gathering next year in Johannesburg for a United Nations meeting on sustainable development.
Alleviating poverty was high on the agenda as delegates gathered in Bangkok today at a meeting organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) to review the region’s progress in achieving goals set by recent global and regional action plans.
With international investment in agriculture at an all-time low and more than 70 per cent of the world's poor living in rural areas, a landmark United Nations study on the future of agriculture in developing countries identifies options for poor farmers in more than 70 different farming systems around the world.
Poverty and health concerns top the agenda of a conference between leaders of Asia-Pacific sub-regional organizations and the United Nations regional economic and social commission, which opened today in Port Vila, Vanuatu.
Attaining global goals for cutting poverty will require pro-active measures aimed at helping the poor and generating economic growth, according to a new report by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
Secretary-General Kofi Annan today told a gathering of key financial decision-makers that they must focus their efforts on helping the world's poor, who suffer disproportionately from shocks to the world's economy.