Learn more about the connection between extreme poverty and human rights

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The Millennium Development Goals were established in the year 2000. The deadline for the goals is 2015. Time has come to evaluate and prepare new goals. We want extreme poverty to end. Let us know about initiatives that lead the way! Write us a few lines about what you are doing.   For example, in Cusco, Peru, on the occasion of October... Read more
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With this project we want to...

.. know about projects and experiences in the struggle against inequality that address the poorest people and populations and promotes their active participation.* * UN resolution December 2011 Why this project? 2015: Deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); The 8 Goals are inadequate to eradicate extreme poverty; The 8... Read more
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Moving towards Guiding Principles on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed by all UN Member States in 1948 but, more than 60 years later, human rights still remain an empty pledge for people living in extreme poverty across the world - in both developed and (…) The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed by all UN Member States in 1948 but, more than 60 years... Read more
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The Tapori defend children’s rights at the UN

On 8th December, Mrs Kyung-wha Kang, assistant High Commissioner for Human rights, hosted a delegation of Tapori children and adults from ATD Fourth World. 10 years ago, Tapori children met with Mrs Robinson, High commissioner for Human Rights. For the 20th anniversary of the convention for Children’s Rights and for Human Rights world day, a... Read more
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Report of the UN Secretary-General (2006)

Report on the Observance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty This report was submitted in response to General Assembly resolution 60/209, in which the Assembly welcomed the observance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and requested the Secretary-General to undertake a review of the observance of the... Read more
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