childhood poverty

Recently Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary general, applauded the 15-year global push to meet the Millennium Development Goals on poverty, education, gender equality, child mortality, maternal health, disease, the environment and global partnership. Amidst such praised effort, he cautioned that the world is still riven with inequality, something that is well-documented by a new UN…

Read more Answering the global poverty eradication question

By Charles Kwuelum In recent years, there has been a shift in conversation about development goals. The shift from Millennium Development Goals to Sustainable Development Goals evokes contextual reflections regarding the actualization of such a ‘mega’ dream. Knowing that the eight mapped MDGs will soon expire and be replaced by the emerging seventeen SDGs, I…

Read more Ending extreme poverty and hunger

Christina Warner writes in Third Way Cafe about the impact of childhood poverty: Over 13 million children in the U.S. are impoverished. Often, a child’s face is not what we picture when we think of U.S. poverty. Adults – worn, tired, discouraged – are usually what we think of. The reality, however, is that a vast number of…

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