UNDP: Poverty down in Latin America and the Caribbean - BBC News


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More than 56 million people have been lifted out of poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean in recent years, according to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

A new UNDP report says poverty levels in the period from 2000-2012 fell from 41.7% to 25.3% of the population.

Existing poverty index ‘ideal for assessing the SDGs’


Pablo Correa

[CARTAGENA] The Global Multidimensional Poverty Index, which is a tool for measuring acute poverty, should be used to monitor compliance with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a conference has heard.

Jan Eliasson: There is no peace without development



Georgi Gotev

UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, who just returned from a number of missions to Iraq, Iran and Lebanon, said Tuesday (3 February) that the international community and the EU should be more active after the end of a conflict, to make sure that it does not happen again.

'Revolution needed' for world to meet sustainable development goals


Heather Stewart

World leaders gathering at the UN in New York next weekend must pledge to make a revolutionary effort if they are serious about meeting the 17 ambitious anti-poverty targets for 2030 that they are due to sign, according to Britain’s leading development thinktank.

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