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UN: Investing in fight against poverty brings results

Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro today stressed the need to protect development gains achieved so far despite the fiscal austerity measures undertaken in the wake of the global financial cris

UN: Transition to “green economy” must aim at poverty eradication

A senior United Nations official today cautioned that the failure to tackle poverty can only lead to rising social tensions, ecological pressures and economic crisis, stressing the importance of a tra

Asian Cup matches to highlight fight of world’s hungry –...

Several matches during the upcoming Asian Cup football tournament, which opens in Doha, Qatar, on Friday, will be dedicated to the fight against hunger and poverty, the United Nations Food and Agricul

UN and others use World Cup to help raise poverty awareness...

(eTN) - While many African nations were counting on luring FIFA World Cup soccer fans to their respective countries, the United Nations had a different goal in mind—it wanted to give 20 young Africa

Eradicating poverty in Rwanda through rural tourism

The Rwanda Development Board–Tourism & Conservation recently released news about yet another tourism attraction, this latest one being a 200 KM trail along the shores of Lake Kivu and named "Congo

Global recession forcing Pacific people into poverty

In a report to the 16-member Pacific Islands Forum from the regional powers of Australia and New Zealand, it states that the global recession has cut economic growth and government revenues in vulnera

Tourism acting on climate and poverty imperatives

The tourism sector has the potential to act effectively on the evolving common agenda of climate change response and the fight against poverty. UNWTO put forward this message during the thematic debate "Addressing Climate Change: The United Nations and the World at Work", at UN Headquarters in New York.

Poverty tourism

While the critics of so-called "poverty tourism" say that it exploits people, turning neighborhoods into zoos, the tours' organizers argue that it can raise awareness about poverty, fight stereotypes, and bring money into areas that don't benefit from tourism.
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