Countries urged to fight poverty by increasing access to renewable energy

A global financial mechanism is urging United Nations Member States and the private sector to join it in fighting poverty by improving access to renewable energy technologies.

UN Asia-Pacific forum to tackle poverty, AIDS as human security threats

Poverty, urbanization, AIDS and other threats to human security will feature high on the agenda as representatives from throughout the Asia-Pacific region gather at the United Nations centre in Bangkok this week, the UN announced today.

In Germany, World Bank chief calls for global campaign to fight extreme poverty

Speaking to officials in Germany today, the President of the World Bank called for a global campaign to meet the international goal of halving the proportion of people living in extreme poverty by 2015.