UN: End all forms of discrimination to combat poverty

October 16, 2015

On the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, this October 17, the United Nations called for the participation of people who live in these conditions in the design of policies and strategies that ensure a better future.

In a message for the Day, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon highlighted that the world has made great strides in reducing extreme poverty since the Adoption of the Millennium Development Goals.

In the past 25 years, more than a billion people have moved out of that strip, Ban said, although he regretted that those advances have not reached everyone.

Still 900 million continue to live in poverty, stressed the head of the UN.

He recalled that world leaders committed to ending the scourge in the new 2030 agenda, to achieve this, all forms of discrimination must be addressed, he said.

Undersecretary General for the General Assembly and Conference Administration Tegegnework Gettu read Ban Ki-moon’s message at an event to mark the Day, held at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

“Leaving no one behind means ending discrimination and abuse directed at half the world’s population, women and girls. It means fighting open discrimination towards minorities, migrants and others, as well as neglect towards the most vulnerable, especially children. It means guaranteeing access to the rule of law and ensuring the protection of human rights, ”said the senior official on behalf of Ban Ki-moon.

October 16, 2015

On the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, this October 17, the United Nations called for the participation of people who live in these conditions in the design of policies and strategies that ensure a better future.

In a message for the Day, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon highlighted that the world has made great strides in reducing extreme poverty since the Adoption of the Millennium Development Goals.

In the past 25 years, more than a billion people have moved out of that strip, Ban said, although he regretted that those advances have not reached everyone.

Still 900 million continue to live in poverty, stressed the head of the UN.

He recalled that world leaders committed to ending the scourge in the new 2030 agenda, to achieve this, all forms of discrimination must be addressed, he said.

Undersecretary General for the General Assembly and Conference Administration Tegegnework Gettu read Ban Ki-moon’s message at an event to mark the Day, held at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

“Leaving no one behind means ending discrimination and abuse directed at half the world’s population, women and girls. It means fighting open discrimination towards minorities, migrants and others, as well as neglect towards the most vulnerable, especially children. It means guaranteeing access to the rule of law and ensuring the protection of human rights, ”said the senior official on behalf of Ban Ki-moon.