"Global scorecard" on poverty targets published by UNListen /
The United Nations has released what it has described as "the most up-to-date global scorecard" on poverty eradication.
The 2014 Report on Millennium Development Goals (or MDGs) charts progress on the eight poverty reduction targets which were agreed by world leaders ahead of the year 2000.
The deadline for the attainment of the MDGs is 2015.
Sophie Outhwaite reports.