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All Together Towards ZERO Poverty

A workshop for students was held at the Asian Institute of Technology. A number of topics were discussed, including: “What is extreme poverty from a multidimensional perspective?”, “Frugal innovation, social business and the Sustainable Development Goals”, and “Resilience and adaptability of people in poverty and the... Read more
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Nobody chooses to live in extreme poverty

I live in Cameroon. Some friends and I went to the village of Koumenke, that I know well, to commemorate October 17. We toured the village and met young people and parents. The aim was to understand the situation that the population was experiencing as this was the first October 17 event here. We learned that few children were able to complete... Read more
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Letter "Special October 17 2018"

On 17 October 1987, more than 100,000 people gathered on the Trocadero Plaza in Paris, where the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed in 1948. On the Commemorative Stone in Honor of The Victims of Extreme Poverty, inaugurated that day, were engraved the words: Wherever men and women are condemned to live in extreme poverty, human... Read more
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La misère n’est pas une fatalité

Key principles for engaging with people living in poverty Before joining the literacy program, my life had a bitter taste. I did not recognize numbers. To wake my children up for school, I relied on the position of the sun. I sold eggs at the market place and asked my husband to count how much I had earned. These difficult situations prompted me... Read more
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« Making Human Rights work for people living in extreme poverty »

‘‘We must all work together to advance the rights of those living in extreme poverty and ensure that their voices are heard and their dignity respected.’’ Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights (2008-2014). In 2012 the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted... Read more
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