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Poverty & Inequality

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Born Equal

Addressing inequality is crucial for delivering the promise to eradicate extreme global poverty. When seen through a child’s lens, it is also an important objective in its own right that should be reflected as an urgent international goal, argues a report by Save the Children.   

A Recovery for All

The world’s financial and economic crisis has taken a toll on children and poor households. This book describes the social impacts of the crisis, policy responses to date and United Nations alternative proposals for ‘A Recovery for All.’ Edited by Isabel Ortiz and Matthew Cummins.

The Fight against Poverty and Human Rights

World Bank and United Nations 'poverty policies' aim to give neoliberal globalisation a human face but, in fact, they allow for a continuation of the agendas that cause poverty in the first place. A solution to poverty depends upon radical changes to the current system that produces ever greater inequality, argues Francine Mestrum.

Extreme Poverty and World Governance

The eradication of extreme poverty must be placed at the heart of the political goals pursued by a renewed world governance - one in which decision-making is centred on the real participation of people in extreme poverty. A report by Xavier Godinot.

A Life Free from Hunger: Tackling Child Malnutrition

The world has enough food for everyone, but millions of children face a life sentence of hunger and malnutrition – the hidden reason so many die. A report analyses the causes of chronic malnutrition, the solutions, and the politics. By Save the Children.

Sustainable Development: The Right to a Future

The adoption and implementation of the human rights approach is essential if sustainable development is to become a reality. Failure to do so will lead to more hunger, dispossession and environmental degradation across the globe, says the Social Watch Report 2012.

Social Protection Floor for a Fair and Inclusive Globalization

Economic growth in recent years has not generated sufficient jobs and has significantly increased inequality. A social protection floor to ensure income security and universal access to essential services would provide the foundation for a healthier economy, says a report by the Social Protection Advisory Group.

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