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Extreme Poverty and Human Rights Handbook Now Available

Making Human Rights Work for People Living in Extreme Poverty: A Handbook for implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights will be launched and introduced Monday, 21 September 2015 at 18:00 at the UN in Geneva. The handbook will be available in 3 languages (French, English and Spanish). Download the handbook... Read more
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An unprecedented global wake-up call

An unprecedented global wake-up call but vigilance is needed for the most vulnerable people The Paris Climate Agreement reached at COP 21 marks a major step forward in the fight against climate change. In the context of the Climate Agreement’s implementation, ATD Fourth World calls for: Particular attention to be paid to the poorest 20% to... Read more
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International Relations

Advocacy with international authorities Many of the Forum correspondents are involved in consultations, studies and seminars (Guiding Principles, assessment of the Millennium Development Goals, COP21, Seminar “Poverty is violence - Breaking the silence - Searching for peace“, etc.) involved in advocacy with international authorities... Read more
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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2015-2030: Historic Developments, Timid Compromises

27 September: Heads of State at the United Nations are to adopt a final document with 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved by 2030. ATD Fourth World has invested heavily in influencing the SDGs, drawing from a 2-year participatory action research initiative conducted with more than 2,000 people, most of whom live in extreme... Read more
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Challenge 2015: Towards Sustainable Development that Leaves No One Behind

The result of our participatory research on the Millennium Development Goals, Challenge 2015: Towards Sustainable Development that Leaves No One Behind, brings the voices of people in poverty to the sustainable development debate. The result of years of participatory research with over 2,000 participants from over 20 countries, a majority of whom... Read more
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