What needs to be done to address global poverty?
The U.N’s deputy secretary-general answers that question while opening the 2017 Integration Segment of the Economic and Social Council
NEW YORK — Poverty is a global challenge we must commit to ending together, said Amina Mohammed, United Nations (UN) deputy secretary-general at the 2017 Integration Segment of the UN Economic and Social Council held this week at UN headquarters in New York.
The goal of the meeting is to determine how to make the eradication of poverty an objective to all policies. “Addressing poverty, inequality, climate change, food insecurity and a sluggish and unpredictable global economy requires integrated responses and engagement by all actors,” said Mohammed at the Segment.
She added: “We need options that will enable policymakers at the global, regional and national level to foster coherent and integrated approaches to poverty eradication.”
The conversation between Heads of State, government officials, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, academia and more will continue until tomorrow.
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