poverty

New UNICEF Ambassador to use power of music to promote peace

A “piano prodigy” from Jordan will use his musical talents to advocate for some of the world’s most marginalized children, particularly those caught in conflict, violence and poverty.

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Combatting poverty focus of expert’s mission to China

Although China has made significant progress in slashing extreme poverty, the country still faces challenges in fighting this problem.

Human rights expert Philip Alston is in the country this week to find out more about the global giant’s efforts to address the issue.

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Only way to SDGs is unlocking "power and potential" of youth

The only way to end world poverty and achieve the United Nations’ goals for sustainable development (SDGs) is to “unlock the potential and the power of young people”.

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UN and Africa: focus on Sahel region, Dadaab camp and drought in Zimbabwe

Sahel suffers poverty, climate change and violent extremism: UN

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Sahel suffers poverty, climate change and violent extremism: UN

The Sahel region of Africa suffers “terrible” poverty compounded by climate change and further “ravaged” by violent extremism.

That’s according to the UN Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel, including Lake Chad and Mali.

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Poverty and early deaths await millions of world's most disadvantaged children – UNICEF

Some 69 million children under five years of age will die from mostly preventable causes, 167 million children will live in poverty, and 750 million women will have been married as children by 2030, unless the world focuses more on the plight of its most disadvantaged children, according to a United Nations report published today.

“Very feasible” to end “extreme poverty” across the world

It’s “very feasible” to end extreme poverty around the globe, but “a lot of threats” could easily derail the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

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UN Gender Focus: poverty eradication, female peacekeepers and drug abuse by women

“Virtuous” not “vicious” cycle needed to tackle poverty, gender equality

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Urbanization may be “greatest opportunity” to achieve sustainable development

The migration of people to cities across the world may provide the “greatest opportunity” to achieve sustainable development.

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UN Gender Focus: global goals, HIV and Roma women

Global goals and gender equality: squaring the circle

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