Ending poverty by 2030, one of the United Nations’ goals for sustainable development, is a “dream” that is “fading”, warned UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Olivier De Schutter.
According to a report De Schutter presented to the UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday, prepared by his predecessor Philip Alston, the coronavirus pandemic has thwarted hopes of eradicating extreme poverty by 2030. It has marginalized more than 250 million people of hunger.
The pandemic will also drive another 176 million people into extreme poverty and exacerbate the long-term neglect of low-income people, including women, migrant workers and refugees. According to the work, the international community’s “lousy” record of combating poverty, inequality and contempt for human life largely precedes this pandemic.
The work also criticizes the way governments have chosen economic growth to lift people out of poverty. In particular, the UN 2030 Agenda on poverty eradication through the Sustainable Development Goals is “too much” based on a poverty line set by the World Bank so low that governments can demand progress if they do not. there are.