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The World Factbook. The Office of Public Affairs (OPA) is the single point of contact for all inquiries about the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

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We read every letter, fax, or e-mail we receive, and we will convey your comments to CIA officials outside OPA as appropriate. However, with limited staff and resources, we simply cannot respond to all who write to us. Contact Information Submit questions or comments online By postal mail: Central Intelligence Agency Office of Public Affairs Washington, D.C. 20505 By phone:(703) 482-0623Open during normal business hours. By fax:(571) 204-3800(please include a phone number where we may call you) Contact the Office of Inspector General Contact the Employment Verification Office. Titled. Poverty Eradication Poverty entails more than the lack of income and productive resources to ensure sustainable livelihoods.

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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. Various social groups bear disproportionate burden of poverty. The World Social Summit identified poverty eradication as an ethical, social, political and economic imperative of mankind and called on governments to address the root causes of poverty, provide for basic needs for all and ensure that the poor have access to productive resources, including credit, education and training.

Leading UK charity fighting global poverty. New Internationalist. News, Analysis & Facts on Economic Inequality. Poverty Facts and Stats. This figure is based on purchasing power parity (PPP), which basically suggests that prices of goods in countries tend to equate under floating exchange rates and therefore people would be able to purchase the same quantity of goods in any country for a given sum of money.

Poverty Facts and Stats

That is, the notion that a dollar should buy the same amount in all countries. Hence if a poor person in a poor country living on a dollar a day moved to the U.S. with no changes to their income, they would still be living on a dollar a day. The new poverty line of $1.25 a day was recently announced by the World Bank (in 2008). For many years before that it had been $1 a day. But the $1 a day used then would be $1.45 a day now if just inflation was accounted for. Poverty Home. Titled. World Inequality Database on Education. The World Inequality Database on Education (WIDE) – a new visualization tool to measure marginalization. To coincide with the launch of the UN Secretary-General’s Education First initiative, the Education for All Global Monitoring Report Team will launch a new interactive website tomorrow – the World Inequality Database on Education (WIDE).

The World Inequality Database on Education (WIDE) – a new visualization tool to measure marginalization

In an exclusive preview for this blog, the Report’s director Pauline Rose explains what WIDE shows and why it is important. I am delighted that the UN Secretary-General is putting Education First by launching his new initiative for education. The first stop for education data. 10 facts on health inequities and their causes. October 2011 Zoltan Balogh There is ample evidence that social factors, including education, employment status, income level, gender and ethnicity have a marked influence on how healthy a person is.

10 facts on health inequities and their causes

In all countries – whether low-, middle- or high-income – there are wide disparities in the health status of different social groups. The lower an individual’s socio-economic position, the higher their risk of poor health. Health inequities are systematic differences in the health status of different population groups. This fact file looks at what health inequities are, provides examples and shows their cost to society. Read more about health inequities Related links. The Killer Gap report FINAL. International Decade for Action 'Water for Life' 2005-2015.

Inequity in access to clean water and sanitation - Vital Water Graphics. The supply of safe drinking water and the provision of sanitation are management issues that raise concerns about inequitable service provision, particularly in developing countries.

Inequity in access to clean water and sanitation - Vital Water Graphics

Although several successful initiatives have been launched to supply safe drinking water to urban populations, efforts still fall short of the required targets for sustainable development. What we do. Famine & World Hunger - World Vision Australia. Let’s be honest, hunger doesn’t sound as serious.

Famine & World Hunger - World Vision Australia

For those living above the poverty line, hunger is just something you feel before dinner. But for many who live in developing nations, hunger means a potentially fatal lack of nutrients. These deficiencies lead to impaired cognitive development in children, stillbirths and congenital abnormalities. They also reduce the body’s capacity to fight disease. The most common cause of hunger is insufficient money. Regions like the desert states of the Gulf are less fertile than any African country. The second major cause of hunger is a lack of fertile land to grow food on. Official site for child sponsorship and donations. International Disasters. Photo: Syrian Arab Red Crescent At any moment, in almost any crisis around the world, you'll find a Red Cross or Red Crescent team on the frontlines helping people.

International Disasters

Nonprofit Supporting Girls' Education & Literacy Programs - Room to Read. Education. Latest stories, photos & videos - UNICEF Australia. Latest stories, photos & videos - UNICEF Australia. Programs - UnitingWorld UnitingWorld. Understanding that many factors contribute to poverty, UnitingWorld Relief and Development programs seek to address both the structural causes of poverty and the ways these are experienced in local communities.

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Our four main program areas focus on: Economic and Social Empowerment Health, including Water and Sanitation Education Partnering Women for Change We work in partnership with local organisations to implement projects in these four program areas, focusing on the poorest and marginalised communities. Follow the link to read more about our development approaches.