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Strong Social Protections, Food Systems Key to Ending Poverty, Hunger, Speakers Stress, as High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Continues

| July 12, 2017

Beginning its review of progress made in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, the High-Level Political Forum today took an in‑depth look at country-level efforts to achieve the first two Goals on the eradication of poverty and hunger.

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Poverty Cannot Be Measured by Income Alone, Participants Tell Economic and Social Council as 2017 Integration Segment Opens

| May 9, 2017

Former Malawi President Says Most of World’s 760 Million Poor People Live in Africa, Likely to Be Young, Female

Describing poverty as a multi-dimensional phenomenon that could not be measured by income alone, several speakers said today that the structural …

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Speakers Condemn Gender-Based Violence, Including Rape as ‘Weapon of War’, in Commission on Status of Women Discussion

| March 16, 2016

Describing national policies aimed at boosting the status of women and protecting their human rights, speakers today condemned gender-based violence — including the use of rape as a weapon of war or tactic of terrorism — as the Commission on …

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