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Eradicate poverty everywhere

Eradicating poverty means expanding the richness of human life, rather than simply the richness of the economy in which human beings live.  


Poverty isn’t permanent.

For International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, UNDP challenges you to rethink what you think you know about poverty.  


To end poverty in 13 years, boost resilience now

This month the world marks two key International Days: one for the Eradication of Poverty on 17 October and the other for Disaster Risk Reduction, four days earlier. It’s appropriate that these two…  


Eradication of Poverty - October 17, 2017

Statement on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - October 17, 2017  


Preventing waste, a recipe for food security

One of the first lessons we learned as kids was not to throw away food. Our family comes from a humble place. Our childhood includes stories of immigration, poverty and discrimination. Our parents’…  


Climate change is a threat to rich and poor alike

Climate Change is Threat to Rich and Poor Alike  


Targeted Poverty Alleviation & 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda

Speech at the 2017 Global Poverty Reduction and Development Forum on “Targeted Poverty Alleviation and 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda”  


A recipe to end hunger: Food policies that adapt to climate change

In our age of conspicuous consumption and excess, it frightens us to know that one out of nine people ¬– or 815 million children, women and men – remain chronically undernourished. And according to…  


Mainstreaming migration for poverty reduction –in diverse country contexts

I recently visited a number of countries on a monitoring mission for the joint IOM-UNDP Global Project on Mainstreaming Migration in National Development Strategies. Funded by Switzerland, this…  


Launch of the ASEAN My World Survey

Remarks at the High-level launch of the ASEAN My World Survey  

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