The Eradication of Poverty in the world

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Today, more than 800 million people don’t have the means to survive, nor do they have access to essential supplies such as drinking water or food. We need to move forward to bring this number down. We need to achieve the eradication of poverty.

 

According to the United Nations Development Programme, more than 800 million people worldwide still live on less than US$1.25 a day and many lack access to adequate food, clean water and sanitation.

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Therefore, 25 years ago, it was decided to mark 17 October on the international calendar. This date was declared as the Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

The purpose is clear: to promote greater awareness of the needs to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries, particularly in developing countries, a need that has become one of the development priorities. 17 October is therefore an opportunity to recognise the efforts and struggles of people living in poverty, an opportunity for them to make their problems known and a time for them to be the first to fight poverty.

 

A human rights issue

Poverty is not just an economic issue. For that reason, we must stop looking at it exclusively as a lack of income. This is a multidimensional phenomenon that also includes the lack of basic capabilities to live with dignity. Poverty is in itself an urgent human rights problem and is both a cause and a consequence of human rights violations, characterized by multiple and interrelated violations of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, and people living in poverty are regularly exposed to denial of their dignity and equality. Reducing poverty and eradicating it is therefore an obligation of all societies.

 

Why on 17 October?

On October 17, 1987, nearly 100,000 people demonstrated in the Trocadero Square, in Paris. What was their reason? Protest the extreme poverty of so many people in the world and claim their rights.

Taking this as an example, 17 October was declared the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

 

How can this be achieved?

The eradication of poverty is only possible if we are aware of the real problem. Poverty is not just an economic issue. Poverty is also injustice and exploitation. To put an end to it, we must also put an end to inequality. To offer everyone the opportunity of a dignified life. To this end, there is a need for a truly global partnership in the fight against poverty, with the active participation of both developed and developing countries.

 

All societies have an obligation to work towards the eradication of poverty

The UN and UNESCO are pursuing the goal of breaking the numbers by 2030. They are based on solidarity and collaboration through their most powerful tools: education, culture, communication and information.

All States should dedicate this target date to promoting activities related to the eradication of poverty. These will be fully supported by intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations.

This day we must listen to those who need it most and recognize their efforts and struggles. It is important that they are heard. For this reason, they actively participate in these events, contributing their experiences.

 

You can help too!

It is all the world’s rulers who must interact for peace and promote fundamental rights equally. But we can also help to eradicate poverty. From small donations, participation in volunteering, support for the needy… to other types of actions, small or large, that always add up and are never too many. There’s always a way and you’re sure to find a way to do your part.

It is obviously not an easy task, but we at Moneytrans want to be there, to try to make people aware and to raise their voices in favour of human rights and against discrimination and injustice.

The involvement of companies in the social sphere is of vital importance. That is why our social responsibility increases day by day and our commitment to the creation and development of a more just society for all continues.

 


 

We need to achieve the eradication of poverty. Let us all unite to create a future of opportunity and end poverty in the world.

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Info via: http://www.un.org/es/events/povertyday/

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