New Zealand Prime Minister gets UN award for her efforts to end poverty

New Zealand's Prime Minister Helen Clark has received the Ceres Medal from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for what it described as her "commitment to promoting food security and international partnership."

Annan hails charity soccer game for helping global fight against poverty

“It’s time to score goals for development,” United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said in a message to tonight’s Poverty Soccer Game, a special match being held in Basel, Switzerland, to raise money for anti-poverty projects in developing countries.

Five win awards in worldwide war on poverty - UN development agency

Three organizations focusing on responses to the HIV/AIDS crisis are among five groups which have won awards for creating successful grassroots programmes to combat poverty in their countries, the main United Nations agency responsible for development activities said today.

UNICEF study finds one billion children in poverty

A landmark study by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) indicates that more than one billion children around the world are suffering from the debilitating effects of poverty.

Eradication of world poverty will take ‘bold’ action – Annan

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called for “bold reforms” from developing nations, and “bold action” from developed countries, to end world poverty.