#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!
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- "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.
- "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
- 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?!
- 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
- 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
- What can YOU do to fight urban poverty? Register today and join the The World Alliance of Cities Against Poverty in Dublin!
- 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
- Let's work to end poverty - across generations.
- 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.
- Check out our photo gallery on fighting poverty on Facebook: on.undp.org/gE3iK
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