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.
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Other links and documents
- Human Rights, Health and Poverty Reduction Strategies, WHO
- Poverty: the human rights approach, UNESCO
- Poverty Reduction, UNDP
- Human Development Report 2006. Beyond scarcity: Power, poverty and the global water crisis, UNDP
- Human Develpment Report 2005. International cooperation at crossroads: Aid, trade and security in an unequal world, UNDP
- Human Development Report 2003. Milleninum Development Goals: A compact among nations to end human poverty, UNDP
- Human Development Report 2000. Human rights and human development, UNDP
- World Development Report 2006: Equity and Development, World Bank
- World Development Report 2000/2001: Attacking Poverty, World Bank
- Voices of the Poor, World Bank
- World AIDS Day 2006 (1 December)