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Human Rights Day, 10 December 2006 - Fighting poverty a matter of obligation not charity
Today, poverty prevails as the gravest human rights
challenge in the world. Combating poverty, deprivation and
exclusion is not a matter of charity, and it does not depend
on how rich a country is.
By tackling poverty as a matter of human rights obligation,
the world will have a better chance of abolishing this
scourge in our lifetime...
Poverty eradication is an achievable goal.

Louise Arbour
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

 

Electronic Press Kit

1. About Human Rights Day [A C E F R S]

2. Overview - Human Rights and Poverty [A C E F R S]

3. Fact sheet 1 - What is poverty? [A C E F R S]

4- Fact sheet 2 - Poverty, conflict and insecurity: A vicious cycle [A C E F R S]

5. Fact sheet 3 - Eliminating poverty: not by bread alone [A C E F R S]

6. Fact sheet 4 - Compassion or duty? [A C E F R S]

7. Biography Louise Arbour, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights [E]

8. Expert List - Human Rights and Poverty [E]