International Day for the Eradication of Poverty observed

international-day-for-the-eradication-of-poverty PovertyInternational Day for the Eradication of Poverty observed:

Poverty is not simply measured by inadequate income. It is manifested in restricted access to health, education and other essential services and, too often, by the denial or abuse of other fundamental human rights. International Day for the Eradication of Poverty was observed on 17 October 2016 with theme Moving from humiliation and exclusion to participation: Ending poverty in all its forms.

2016 theme of the day highlights how important it is to recognize and address the humiliation and exclusion endured by many people living in this condition. Apart from this, fighting this condition remains at the core of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the development of the post-2015 development agenda.

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal to end the condition in all its forms everywhere explicitly recognizes that the condition results not from the lack of just one thing but from many different interrelated factors that affect the lives of people living in this condition.

This means we must go beyond seeing the condition merely as the lack of income or what is necessary for material well-being — such as food, housing, land, and other assets – in order to fully understand poverty in its multiple dimensions.

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