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Poverty - United Nations Sustainable Development

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. China’s poverty alleviation must be accountable – UN rights expert China has made huge progress in poverty alleviation, but needs meaningful accountability mechanisms that citizens can use when their rights are violated in the context of development-related activities, Philip Alston said.

Read More Read More Read More. Poverty in America: Overcoming Economic and Social Crises. Published May 2011 - Updated Apr 2012.

Poverty in America: Overcoming Economic and Social Crises

Inequality watch. The situation in 2010 16.4 % of the population, 80 million people, live below the poverty threshold in the European Union, if fixing the threshold at 60 % of national median income, on the basis of 2010 data (see box).

Inequality watch

The Czech Republic (9 % of the population), the Netherlands (10 %), Austria and Hungary (12 %) are the countries where poverty is lowest. With a rate of 13.5% the poverty rate of France is also among the lowest in Europe, just after the Nordic countries (around 13 %). The highest rates, superior to 20 %, are observed in eastern Europe, in Romania and Bulgaria. Spain and Greece have similar poverty levels of about 20 %: these two countries are seriously affected by the economic crisis and have seen their unemployment rate rise considerably, especially among the youngest. The Causes of Poverty - Origins of a Worldwide Plague.

Published Mar 2011 - Updated Feb 2013 History & heritage: origins of poverty The causes of poverty are quite overwhelming at first glance: from colonialism to industrialization, from political institutions to geography, corruption and so on.

The Causes of Poverty - Origins of a Worldwide Plague

But they are extremely interesting to look at if you want to better understand how so many countries are where they are today. Each cause is rooted in a radically different phenomenon and each needs a specific solution. Heritage is unquestionably an essential factor among the causes of poverty. Colonization & slavery Most countries that started their modern history with great inequalities evolved into societies that often maintained such pattern of biased wealth distribution. So, countries that experienced colonization and slavery often had trouble getting rid of the inherited institutions and discrimination. Others like Canada or the US on the other hand have been doing much better since then. Poverty in Asia - Is the Dragon Really Rising ? A complex, contrasted picture Poverty in Asia (including the Asia-Pacific region) is a difficult area to cover because of the enormous differences between countries like Pakistan, Bangladesh, China and the Philippines.

Poverty in Asia - Is the Dragon Really Rising ?

As a consequence, you shouldn’t rely too much on any Asia-wide statistics on poverty because the region is just too diverse to be summed up in stats. The achievements of South Korea and China for example will most likely hide the problems in Cambodia or Vietnam. Still a long way to go Yet, East and Southeast Asia have made huge progress in terms of reducing poverty and developing economies.

Add problems of unemployment, inequalities, discrimination, corruption and you’ll see why the path to sustainable development is not all smooth. Home - Rural Poverty Portal. The End of Poverty? Thailand Documentary. Hunger Stats – Feeding Hong Kong. Most of us can end the temporary experience of hunger.

Hunger Stats – Feeding Hong Kong

Unfortunately, more than 1.5 million individuals in Hong Kong do not have that choice. 1 in 5 people in live in povertyThe poverty line for a one-person family is HK$3,275 per month40% of the Hong Kong population live in subsidised public housing100,000 people live in coffin, cage homes and rooftopsOver 1,000 people are homelessHong Kong has highest income gap between the rich and the poor of any developed economy in the worldThe minimum wage, introduced in 2011, is HK$28 per hourThere are 650,000 working poor300,000 children do not get 3 meals a day1 in 3 seniors struggle to meet their basic nutritional needs Sources: Hong Kong Council of Social Services, Hong Kong Census and Statistics Department, SOCO, Oxfam Hong Kong Hunger is also an issue around the world: Hunger is the world’s number one health risk.

Source: World Food Programme. Form. Poverty population among seniors on the rise. More than 40,000 seniors in Hong Kong fell below the government’s poverty line last year, pushing up elderly poverty population in the city to 320,000, according to the Commission on Poverty.

Poverty population among seniors on the rise

The city’s overall poverty rate dropped to 14.3 percent, with 960,000 living under the poverty line. The Commission announced the figures in a meeting to review the poverty line on Monday, the Hong Kong Economic Times reported. An old woman recycling cardboard paper. Photo: Tom Grundy. The government said many of the “newly poor” seniors are retirees who stopped earning an income. Hong Kong’s elders are said to be living in one of the poorest conditions among their peers in developed societies around the world. A elderly homeless person in Hong Kong.