Tag Archives: poverty

Brazil | Brazil: 64 Percent of Populace Work Side Gigs to Support Income

In the first half of the year, 83 percent of consumers made cuts in their budget to cope with Brazil’s economic crisis.

Sixty-four percent of Brazilians took on some type of informal side gig to help support their income in the first quarter of 2018. According to a survey conducted by the Credit Protection Service, or SPC, and the National Confederation of Store Leaders, or CNDL, and published Monday.

UNCTAD: Debt warning lights flash for poorest countries, experts say

Top economists from UNCTAD and the International Monetary Fund agree it’s time to sound the alarm on rising public debt in many low-income countries but disagree on how loudly the bell should be rung.

Finland | Ombudsman: Urgent action needed to tackle child poverty in Finland

Children’s Ombudsman Tuomas Kurttila is calling on the government to take urgent action to eliminate child poverty in the country.

“Decision-makers cannot wait for the next legislative term. Government must outline concrete measures to reduce poverty. Poverty is costly for society. Children’s poverty is especially so. We cannot afford it,” Kurttila said in a statement released Friday.

USA | Extreme Poverty in the US Is A Political Choice of the Powerful

In December last year, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Professor Philip Alston, issued a statement on his 15-day fact-finding mission of some of the US’s poorest neighbourhoods.   Alston, author of the quoted phrase in the subtitle above, is an Australian who is professor of law at New York University.  During his mission he visited Alabama, California, West Virginia, Texas, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico.

UN agency sets ambitious target to reduce hunger and poverty for millions worldwide

Amid a global rise in hunger and poverty on back of the impacts of climate change and conflict, the United Nations rural development agency today announced an ambitious target to generate resources to fund loans and grants to enable millions in developing countries strengthen their food security and livelihoods.