#EndPovertyFriday - Fighting Poverty

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!

  1. In collaboration with Oxford University and Pakistan's Government, Pakistan's first Multi-dimensional Poverty Index (MPI) has been launched. #EndPoverty
    Data from the Index will serve as the baseline to compare and determine the number of people below and above the poverty line at the provincial and district level. Learn more: ow.ly/vUiIt
  2. In collaboration with Oxford University and ...
  3. Six out of ten of the world's poorest people are women who must, as the primary family caretakers and producers of food, shoulder the burden of tilling land, grinding grain, carrying water and cooking. This is no easy burden.

    For #EndPovertyFriday read more about our gender and poverty reduction focus area here: on.undp.org/vUgfR
  4. Six out of ten of the world's poorest people are
  5. 64% of world's extreme poor live in 5 countries - can you guess which ones? More from @mashable:  http://ow.ly/vTAlD  #EndPovertyFriday
  6. The fight 2 end poverty can only be won if countries all work together:  http://ow.ly/vTpSK  #EndPovertyFriday v @guardian
  7. Women drawing water from a pump in South Sudan
    The ongoing violence is causing food shortages. Close to 4 million people face extreme hunger. The conflict has also affected the ability of the government to provide basic services, such as water, sanitation and healthcare #EndPovertyFriday
    Photo: UNMAS/Justyna Pietralik
  8. Women drawing water from a pump in South Sudan ...
  9. Ending extreme poverty in the world by 2030 - is it possible? @ajam has more:  http://ow.ly/vEIn8  #EndPovertyFriday
  10. A trader weighs gold nuggets near Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo. The top five countries, in terms of poverty density, are the Democratic Republic of Congo (where 88% of the population is below the poverty line), Liberia (84%), Burundi and Madagascar (81% each), and Zambia (75%). Photograph: Stringer/REUTERS
  11. Nine-year-old Alvaro helps out with the family's alpacas and llamas since his father died. He was one of the few children in the book who attends school. Photo: Renée C. Byer
  12. In Madagascar, 8 out of 10 ppl live under the poverty line. We help improve this situation:  http://on.undp.org/vrDhR  #EndPovertyFriday
  13. Students enjoy a humorous moment with their teacher. Education has wide-ranging effects throughout society and links directly to poverty reduction efforts. ©UNDP Burundi
  14. In Africa many are still hungry despite economic growth:  http://ow.ly/ugvgt  v @africaenewal #EndPovertyFriday
  15. South Sudan: An internally displaced elderly woman awaits her ration of emergency food aid. We support economic recovery and reintegration efforts that give equal livelihood opportunities to women, including access to land and credit. ©Tim McKulka/UN
  16. "We must work to ensure the human dignity that comes with a life free from hunger and poverty." - Julian R. Hunte #EndPovertyFriday
  17. "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
  18. "Peace can only last where human rights r respected, where the ppl r fed, & where individuals & nations r free." - Dalai Lama
  19. "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
  20. What are the 3 key questions to ending poverty? Watch this video 2 find out @OECD's answer:  http://ow.ly/tDdKN  #EndPovertyFriday
  21. Nepal: Women carrying bamboo baskets, to sell at the market. Our Micro-Enterprise Development Programme is creating employment and income opportunities for the rural poor. ©UNDP/Nepal
  22. What's the importance of collecting data in poverty stricken areas? @dev_progress weighs in:  http://ow.ly/tzeJl  #EndPovertyFriday
  23. Timor-Leste: Batista Dos Santos stands in front of her traditional home in Bertakefe. One out of every two Timorese currently lives below the national poverty line. ©Martine Perret/UN
  24. FACT: World's 85 richest people own as much as the poorest 3.5 billion. @fp2p explains more:  http://ow.ly/tmCKB  #EqualityMonday
  25. 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.
  26. One in 8 people still go 2 bed hungry. Watch the world's poverty statistics here:  http://ow.ly/tma8O  v @IAMNURU #EndPovertyFriday
  27. Predicting the end of poverty - is it possible? Useful? Check out @WorldBank's thoughts:  http://ow.ly/t6S20  #EndPovertyFriday
  28. A new programme helped 1000 Ethiopian entrepreneurs achieve their dream. 1000s more r to follow:  http://on.undp.org/sVD8Z  #EndPovertyFriday
  29. Azerbaijan: Rural women need improved access to markets to be able to participate equally in economic and social life. Development can be inclusive, and reduce poverty, only if all groups of people contribute to creating opportunities. ©Azra Vardar/UNDP Azerbaijan.
  30. 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.
  31. Somalia: Women waiting for food aid at a distribution centre in Afgoye. UNDP promotes inclusive and sustainable human development and works to reduce poverty in all its dimensions. Tobin Jones/UN
  32. The lack of income-earning opportunities in ...
  33. 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.
  34. Haiti: Workers pass rocks hand to hand along a line in a cash-for-work programme. Its International Human Solidarity Day! The UNDP World Solidarity Fund was established with the aim of eradicating poverty and promoting human and social development in developing countries. ©Logan Abassi/UN
  35. The world has lost one of the greatest ...
  36. #Poverty is an unacceptable problem, but not an intractable one. RT if you agree! #EndPovertyFriday
  37. Millions of Filipinos have lost homes ...

  38. Millions of Filipinos have lost homes, businesses and jobs due to Typhoon #Haiyan. Donate now to help rebuild: donate.undp.org/ #YolandaPH
  39. Like and share the good news on #EndPovertyFriday!
  40. Zambia: Local women working the field. Beyond income measurements, poverty can be understood as lack of access to opportunities, including schooling and nutritious food, health, employment, voice and political participation. UNDP promotes inclusive and sustainable human development and works to reduce poverty in all its dimensions. We focus our efforts on making growth and trade benefit everyone in developing countries. #EndPovertyFriday #undp #pnud #Zambia #poverty #MDG1 #MDGs #sustainable #human #development
  41. India: A family picks up the offerings thrown into the Narmada holy river by devotees. Despite progress achieved since the endorsement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), human poverty still remains widespread in certain parts of the world. UNDP is uniquely positioned to help advocate for change, connect countries to the knowledge and resources they need, and coordinate the efforts of the #UN at the country level. #EndPovertyFriday #undp #pnud #India #MDGs #MDGMomentum #MDG1 #poverty
  42. "Climate change will hit poor countries the ...
  43. "Climate change will hit poor countries the hardest."
    This End Poverty Friday, read more from Guardian global development on the new IPCC report on climate change: ow.ly/pguLb
    Photo: United Nations Development Programme in Bangladesh
  44. Thumbs up for the fabulous team at Fabrica who ...
  45. Thumbs up for the fabulous team at Fabrica who are working hard on our campaign for Anti-Poverty Day!
    Can you tell which of our daily themes they are working on here?!
  46. 24% of the extreme poor now live in urban areas, up from <18% in 1990. Blog: wrld.bg/oXQEc #cities #EndPovertyFriday v @WorldBank
  47. Like and share for End Poverty Friday if you ...
  48. "Poverty is not an accident - it is man-made and can be removed by the actions of human beings" - @NelsonMandela #EndPovertyFriday
  49. 80% of #youth in Sierra Leone can't earn enough to get above the $2/day poverty level: on.undp.org/nVnlX #EndPovertyFriday
  50. Did you know that two thirds of the hungry live in just seven countries? ow.ly/nT7oz by @FAOnews #EndPovertyFriday
  51. India must focus on its #women, says Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen: ow.ly/nML4R v @aljaazera #EndPovertyFriday
  52. Poverty is not an accident - it is man-made and can be removed by the actions of human beings. @NelsonMandela #EndPovertyFriday
  53. Poverty is no accident. Like slavery & apartheid, it's manmade & can be removed by actions of human beings: Nelson Mandela #EndPovertyFriday
  54. "Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It's an act of justice." Nelson Mandela #EndPovertyFriday
  55. Global conversation on the Post-2015 sustainable development agenda
  56. FACT: 80% of the world population lives on less than $10 a day. #EndPovertyFriday
  57. FACT: In Africa, a 1% increase in inequality increases poverty by 2.16%. #EndPovertyFriday
  58. Global poverty declining, but inequality soaring. Billions left behind by economic growth:  http://ow.ly/lAO1m OxfaOxfamdPEndPovertyFriday
  59. FACT: 200mill ppl are unemployed worldwide. Decent jobs are key to #Post2015 agenda - video:  http://on.undp.org/kDB9i 9iEndPovertyFridayay
  60. Unemployment: a global challenge affecting 200 million people
  61. 600,000+ poor ppl benefit from great microfinance initiative in Bangladesh.  http://ow.ly/i/28OSi EnEndPovertyFriday
  62. Photo- Md. Akhlas Uddin- UNDP Bangladesh.jpg
  63. Africa loses twice what it receives in aid through illicit financial outflows:  http://ow.ly/kUy7u GdnDGdnDevelopmentdPEndPovertyFriday
  64. What is Power Purchasing Parity? How is it used for poverty assessments?  http://ow.ly/kTSyo dPEndPovertyFriday
  65. Economic growth won't cut poverty unless it's inclusive, equitable & unless needs of poor are at centre of dev priorities! #EndPovertyFriday
  66. Asia-Pacific region home to nearly 2/3 of world’s poor, has 1 billion+ with insecure livelihoods:  http://ow.ly/kcwqc dPEndPovertyFriday
  67. Happy Friday, #volunteers & it's #endpovertyFriday. How have you been fighting poverty? And what are your plans this weekend?
  68. Rwanda: Find out how we're building an inclusive financial sector to #endpoverty for the poorest:  http://on.undp.org/jCWgr grEndpovertyFridayay
  69. Globalization - when properly managed - is an important ingredient for inclusive growth! #EndPovertyFriday
  70. Water cooperation is key to poverty eradication, social equity and gender equality. #WWDay #EndPovertyFriday
  71. Happy End Poverty Friday! Our new report on ...
  72. The world’s richest 5% earn in 48 hrs what the poorest earn in 1 year - this poses major risks:  http://ow.ly/i8R5M dPEndPovertyFriday
  73. Bangladesh: 200,000 sugarcane farmers benefited from an SMS system that alerts them when to bring their cane to the market: on.undp.org/iaAAY
  74. Technology for development: In Bangladesh ...
  75. RT @UNDP: It's #EndPovertyFriday: share with us your stories & resources on the fight against poverty!
  76. The 8th Forum of The World Alliance of Cities Against Poverty concluded yesterday, February 21st, 2013 - read about the outcomes: on.undp.org/hXmkc
  77. The 8th Forum of The World Alliance of Cities ...
  78. Make better access to affordable & nutritious food a priority for the world by voting at MY World 2015 - and see what others voted for: ow.ly/hekTj
  79. Better access to affordable & nutritious food? ...
  80. How does your country rank on the development index? Find out with this interactive graphic:  http://ow.ly/hwCY6 #EnEndPovertyFriday
  81. What can YOU do to fight urban poverty? Register today and join the The World Alliance of Cities Against Poverty in Dublin!
  82. Did you know that 73% of Somalis are under 30? This is why empowering youth is central to Somalia's future: on.undp.org/h8j03 
  83. End Poverty Friday | Did you know? 73% of ...
  84. Economic growth will only reduce poverty & create jobs if it's inclusive:  http://ow.ly/gUhp5 EnEndPovertyFriday
  85. Let's work to end poverty - across generations. 
  86. End Poverty Friday | Let's work to end poverty -
  87. Check out our Facebook album feat. photos from this year's Match Against Poverty - with Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo and more! A packed house at the new Gremio stadium in Porto Alegre, Brazil saw Ronaldo's team beat Zinedine Zidane's team 3-2 on Dec. 19th 2012.
  88. Zinedine Zidane, Neymar & Ronaldo at UNDP's ...
  89. Check out our photo gallery on fighting poverty on Facebook: on.undp.org/gE3iK
  90. The National Rural Employment Guarantee gives ...
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