UN / ERADICATION OF POVERTY

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In a message marking the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, UN chief António Guterres said, “ending extreme poverty is at the heart of the world’s efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and build a sustainable future for all.” UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 17 OCTOBER 2019, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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17 OCTOBER 2019, NEW YORK CITY

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3. SOUNDBITE (English) Daniela Bas, Director of Division for Social Policy and Development, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA):
“Ending extreme poverty is at the heart of the world’s efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and build a sustainable future for all. But success in leaving no one behind will remain elusive if we do not target the people who are farthest behind first.”
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5. SOUNDBITE (English) Daniela Bas, Director of Division for Social Policy and Development, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA):
“Children are more than twice as likely to live in extreme poverty than adults. Poverty condemns many children to lifelong disadvantage and perpetuate an intergenerational transfer of deprivation. Today’s children will also live with the devastating consequences of climate change if we fail to raise the ambition now.”
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7. SOUNDBITE (English) Daniela Bas, Director of Division for Social Policy and Development, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA):
“One of the key to ending child poverty is addressing poverty in the household for which it often steams access to quality social services must be a priority, yet today, almost two thirds of children lack social protection coverage. Family oriented policies are also indispensable, including flexible working arrangement, parental leave and the child care support.”
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Marking the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, UN chief António Guterres said, “ending extreme poverty is at the heart of the world’s efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and build a sustainable future for all.”

Reading a statement on behalf of the UN Secretary-General at an event to commemorate the Day, Senior UN official Daniela Bas today (17 Oct) said that the focus of this year’s commemoration is on “acting together to empower children, their families and communities to end poverty” as it falls during the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

In his statement, the UN chief also said, “children are more than twice as likely to live in extreme poverty than adults. Poverty condemns many children to lifelong disadvantage and perpetuate an intergenerational transfer of deprivation. Today’s children will also live with the devastating consequences of climate change if we fail to raise the ambition now.”

Guterres pointed out that girls are at particular risk, but they are also a force for change.

The UN Secretary-General said addressing household poverty is one of the keys to lifting children out of the condition.

He underlined that although access to quality social services must be a priority, nearly two-thirds of children lack social protection policies. Parental leave, flexible working arrangements and other family-oriented policies also are indispensable.

Guterres ended his message with a call to action to recommit to achieving Sustainable Development Goal 1 and a fair globalization that works for all children, their families and communities.

This year marks the 27th anniversary of the declaration by the General Assembly of 17 October as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The theme of this year is “Acting Together to Empower Children, their Families and Communities to End Poverty.
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