Secretary-General: Sustainable world only way to eliminate poverty

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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

The only way to make poverty eradication irreversible is by putting the world on a sustainable development path, according to the UN Secretary-General.

In a message for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, observed this Thursday, Ban Ki-moon states that a sustainable world of prosperity and peace, justice and equity,  is possible.

He points out that although poverty levels have declined significantly, more than 1.2 billion people worldwide still live in extreme poverty.

Mr. Ban says the world needs to listen to the poor, the marginalized and others whose voices often go unheard and include them in global conversations aimed at ending poverty.

Dianne Penn, United Nations.

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