Make an impact on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty!

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Today is the International Day for the Eradication of poverty. Even though the extreme poverty rates have dropped significantly over the past decades, there is still a lot to do to eradicate poverty completely. Read the article below to find out what positions are available to you in poverty reduction!

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This year marks the 25th anniversary of the declaration by the General Assembly, in its resolution 47/196 of 22 December 1992, of 17 October as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This year also marks the 30th anniversary of the Call to Action by Father Joseph Wresinski — which inspired the observance of October 17 as the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty — and the recognition by the United Nations of the day as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

Extreme poverty rates have been cut by more than half since 1990. While this is a remarkable achievement, one in five people in developing regions still live on less than $1.25 a day, and there are millions more who make little more than this daily amount, plus many people risk slipping back into poverty.

Poverty is more than the lack of income and resources to ensure a sustainable livelihood. Its manifestations include hunger and malnutrition, limited access to education and other basic services, social discrimination and exclusion as well as the lack of participation in decision-making. Economic growth must be inclusive to provide sustainable jobs and promote equality.

Facts and figures about Poverty.

  • 767 million people live below the international poverty line of $1.90 a day
  • Just under 10 per cent of the world’s workers live with their families on less than $1.90 per person per day
  • The overwhelming majority of people living below the poverty line belong to two regions: Southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa
  • High poverty rates are often found in small, fragile and conflict-affected countries
  • One in four children under age five in the world has inadequate height for his or her age
  • Every day in 2014, 42,000 people had to abandon their homes to seek protection due to conflict



As you see, there is still a lot that needs to be done to eradicate poverty completely. Click here to find out what Poverty Reduction positions are available for you and how you can help eradicate poverty completely!

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