poverty

Ban Ki-moon urges cooperation among developing countries to eradicate poverty

While a partnership between developed and developing countries is important, cooperation among developing countries themselves is central to global efforts to eradicate poverty, stimulate economic growth and promote sustainable development, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.

Latest figures show 43.7 million took part in global UN anti-poverty event

Over 43.7 million people took part in last week’s record-breaking United Nations campaign to “Stand Up Against Poverty,” a spokesperson for the world body announced today.

Global UN anti-poverty event shatters record by drawing nearly 39 million people

From universities and schools to soccer stadiums and parliaments, a record-breaking 38.8 million people around the world this week participated in the United Nations-led Stand Up against Poverty campaign, calling on international leaders to deliver on their pledge to end extreme poverty by 2015.

Ban Ki-moon presents award to Bahraini Prime Minister for poverty alleviation efforts

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today in Geneva presented Bahrain’s Prime Minister with UN-HABITAT’s top award for his efforts in carrying out better housing policies and urban development.

General Assembly President urges partnership to end poverty

Tackling global poverty requires a concerted effort by governments of developed and developing countries supported by the private sector, civic groups, the media and other players on the international scene, United Nations General Assembly President Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa has told a gathering on financing for development in Doha.

Secretary-General says fighting poverty requires international aid, national effort

Emphasizing the importance of reaching global anti-poverty goals, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said this will require international support coupled with national efforts, citing the example of his native Republic of Korea.