Haiti's horrific earthquake is a setback for the country's slowly improving development, says Edward Luck, vice president and director of studies at the International Peace Institute. While international efforts are important, especially in providing relief, over the long-term, Haiti's development must be driven by Haitians, he says.
Jordan Kassalow, former CFR fellow for global health policy, says the problem of untreated impaired vision in the developing world is “huge,” and if this simple probem cannot be addressed, it does not bode well for more complex health issues such as HIV/AIDS.
Peta Thornycroft, a Zimbabwean and the Telegraph's foreign correspondent in Harare, discusses the worsening economic situation in Zimbabwe and the country's weak opposition.
The U.S. Democratic Party released a draft party platform on July 1, 2016 and will hold its convention in Philadelphia, July 25-28, 2016. The U.S. Republican Party also released its draft platform.
Pope Francis spoke before a joint session of Congress on September 24, 2015, the first time a pope has spoken to Congress. He discussed immigration, poverty, and care for the environment, quoting parts of his encyclical released in June 2015.
President Obama spoke on a panel, Conversation on Poverty, at Georgetown University, on May 12, 2015.
President Barack Obama gave this speech at a Center for American Progress event on December 4, 2013. He discussed inequality in the United States and his administration's agenda on economic growth.
Pope Francis sent this message to the "Bishops, Clergy, Consecrated Persons, and the Lay Faithful" on November 24, 2013. He discussed evangelical outreach and inequality in the financial system.
UNICEF produced this report card, Child Well-Being in Rich Countries, on April 10, 2013. The report card uses measures such as material well-being, health and safety, education, behaviour and risks, and housing and environment, and analyzes how recent government financial policies affect children.
The U.S. Census Bureau released this report, "Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2011", in September 2012.
This official list of Millennium Development Goals Indicators is maintained by the UN. It includes indicators on poverty, hunger, gender equality, disease, education, maternal health, child mortality, environmental stability, and development.
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The UN Human Rights Council adopted Resolution 17/13 regarding extreme poverty and human rights on June 17, 2011.
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The United Nations General Assembly adopted this document on September 17, 2010 following the High-level Plenary Meeting of the sixty-fifth session of the General Assembly on the Millennium Development Goals.