Resources

We Need a Plan to Make Poverty History

Submission to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities

Hearings on the Federal Contribution to Reducing Poverty in Canada from the Canadian Make Poverty History campaign.

1. Introduction

Over 1 billion people live on less than $1 a day with nearly half the world’s population (2.8 billion) living on less than $2 a day.1 Everyday, around the world, fifty thousand people die unnecessarily because of poverty.2 Eight hundred million will go to bed hungry tonight.3

Report on the World Social Situation 2010 "Rethinking Poverty"

Fifteen years ago, in Copenhagen, global leaders at the World Summit for Social Development described poverty eradication as an ethical, political and economic imperative, and identified it as one of the three pillars of social development. Poverty eradication has since become the overarching objective of development, as reflected in the internationally agreed development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals, which set the target of halving global extreme poverty by 2015

We Need a Plan to Make Poverty History

Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance Pre-Budget Consultations from Make Poverty History.

1. Introduction

Over 1 billion people live on less than $1.25 a day with nearly half the world’s population (2.8 billion) living on less than $2 a day.1 Everyday, around the world, fifty thousand people die unnecessarily because of poverty.2 1.2 billion people will go to bed hungry tonight.3