In December 1995, the General Assembly proclaimed the First United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (1997-2006) and sustained that "Eradicating poverty is an ethical, social, political and economic imperative of humankind".
This year, a Third United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2018-2027) was launched under the theme "Accelerating global actions for a world without poverty". Poverty eradiction is also top priority for the 193 governments that approved the SDGs. A specific target of the United Nation's SDG #1 is to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030.
Sosina Bezu (CMI), Magnus Hatlebakk (CMI) and Alberto D. Cimadamore (CROP) will discuss the achievements, shortfalls and challenges faced by the international community in its path towards the eradication of global poverty.
The seminar is free and open for all. Coffee and croissants will be served.