Record-breaking 173 million people take stand with UN against poverty

Smashing a Guinness World Record, more than 173 million people around the world joined forces with the United Nations to call on global leaders to stamp out poverty and take action to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by their deadline of 2015.

UN calls for action and investment to eradicate global poverty

The United Nations today marked the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declaring that the fight against a scourge that afflicts over a billion people around the world is at a critical juncture.

Ban enlists UN school in war against poverty

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon used a visit to the United Nations International School (UNIS) in New York today to rally children in the battle against extreme poverty, a scourge that afflicts over a billion people around the world.

Ban discusses development and human rights with head of Amnesty International

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon discussed global development and human rights in a meeting today at United Nations Headquarters with the head of the non-governmental organization (NGO) Amnesty International.

Children’s schooling under threat from deepening poverty, warns UN official

Poverty is the biggest threat to the educational development of children around the world, a senior United Nations official today warned hundreds of students gathered for the start of the first ever Global Model UN (GMUN) conference.