World military spending rose 1 per cent in 2015, the first annual increase in four years, a Stockholm think tank said on Tuesday as it estimated 10 per cent of this could cover the costs of global goals aiming to end poverty and hunger in 15 yea
With a large cone-shaped bamboo basket strapped to her back, Nirmala Bhandari treks two hours every day from her village to a protected forest in the hills, heaving it back filled with enough firewood to cook food for her three children.
Extreme poverty and hunger has been eradicated from Bahrain, a top government official said yesterday (April 5).
Central Informatics Organisation president Dr Mohammed Al Amer told the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister pu
Worldwide child deaths will be halved over the next 15 years, polio, guinea worm and river blindness will be eradicated, and there will be a single-dose cure for malaria, said a letter released today by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The world loses or wastes a staggering 25 percent to 33 percent of the food it produces for consumption, losses that can mean the difference between an adequate diet and malnutrition in many countries, the World Bank said in a report.
Ministers called for steps to promote partnership and agricultural innovation to reduce poverty in Africa at the conclusion of a summit in Abu Dhabi.
The Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture’s (GFIA) closing ceremony,
A chronic gap between rich and poor is yawning wider, posing the biggest single risk to the world in 2014, even as economies in many countries start to recover, the World Economic Forum said on Thursday.
Its annual assessment of g
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said the global development lender must work to halve extreme poverty in the next seven years if it is to reach a more ambitious target set for 2030.
Kim in April set a goal to reduce the number o
The number of US residents living in poverty edged up to 46.5 million last year, the latest sign that an economic recovery marked by a stock market boom has not trickled down to ordinary Americans.
The figures from the Census Bure
Poverty and the all-consuming fretting that comes with it require so much mental energy that the poor have little brain power left to devote to other areas of life, according to the findings of an international study.
The mental s