Halving World Poverty By 2015 Unlikely: UN -- AFP
ADDIS ABABA — The chances of reducing world poverty by half by 2015 are increasingly less likely owing to inadequate plans by states and the global economic crisis, a UN report released in Ethiopia said.
Halving global poverty by 2015 is one of United Nations' eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) aimed at improving livelihoods across the world.
"Even before the onset of the current global financial and economic crisis, the world had not been on track to meet MDG 1 by 2015," said the report referring to the first MDG.
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My Comment: Poverty, lack of freedom in speech, lack of free markets, social/religious/cultural intolerance, government corruption and a lack of accountability .... the list is long on why the goal on cutting poverty has not been reached. But it is still a worthy goal, and we must always strive to do better .... we at least owe that to our children.