Kofi Annan appealed to world countries on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Kofi Annan appealed to world countries on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
# 16 October 2006 17:15 (UTC +04:00)
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan appealed to world countries on the occasion of October 17 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, UN Representative Office in Azerbaijan told the APA. The world has made real but insufficient progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDG). Thus, while extreme poverty declined significantly between 1990 and 2002- from 28% to 19% of the developing world’s population-progress has been uneven both within and between regions and countries. In much of Asia, economic and social progress has lifted nearly a quarter of a billion people out of perpetual poverty.
“Clearly, more needs to be done to tackle poverty and underdevelopment; Developed nations need to come through on their Official Development Assistance and debt relief commitments. Developing nations, for their part, should prioritize the MDG and, if they have not yet done so, adopt national strategies to achieve them./APA/
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