Fighting Poverty - #EndPovertyFriday
As countries develop, how can we ensure the most vulnerable people are not forgotten? Here are some of the most popular #EndPovertyFriday tweets and Facebook posts. Join the global discussion on fighting poverty- we’d love your input!
- "Between now and 2015, we must make sure that promises made become promises kept. The consequences of doing otherwise are profound: death, illness and despair, needless suffering, lost opportunities for millions upon millions of people" -UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
- "If you neglect those who are currently poor and stable, you may create more poor and unstable people. There has been a tremendous concentration of donor interest in countries that are seen as particularly fragile - but it becomes harder to mobilize money for sub-Saharan, plain poor countries." - Helen Clark
- We focus our efforts on making growth and trade benefit everyone in developing countries, opening up their choices and opportunities.
This is our goal for #EndPovertyFriday.
- A Palestinian woman who participates in a youth employment initiative that aims at socially and economically empowering disadvantaged youth and women in entrepreneurial and managerial skills.
- The lack of income-earning opportunities in Nepal is a central cause of the widespread poverty in the country. Thanks to the Micro-Enterprise Development Programme (MEDEP), 62,000 sustainable jobs could be created.