Tag Archives: Extreme poverty

04Aug/17

Can China eliminate poverty by 2020?

BUTUO COUNTY, LIANGSHAN, SICHUAN PROVINCE, CHINA (REUTERS) – Hidden away in mountains thousands of miles from the white-knuckle development of cities like Beijing, live the “hard bones” of China’s poverty, the Yi. Continue reading

16Jan/17

Damning inequality report haunts Davos

Just eight individuals, all men, own as much wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population, Oxfam said on Monday (January 16) in a report calling for action to curtail rewards for those at the top. Jacob Greaves reports. Continue reading

11Dec/16

Nobel laureate Satyarthi questions world’s stand on children education

Indian child rights activist and laureate Kailash Satyarthi questions the world’s stand on children’s education, saying the countries around the globe were spending money on weapons and wars instead of investing in education.

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27Sep/15

Facebook Co-Founder Mark Zuckerberg announces global campaign on internet connectivity

Facebook Co-Founder Mark Zuckerberg announces during the United Nations Private Sector Forum, the launch of a global campaign to support a connectivity declaration, which recognises internet access as an important enabler of human rights.

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