Highlights from the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty


“Wherever men and women are condemned to live in extreme poverty, human rights are violated. To come together to ensure these rights are respected is our solemn duty.” (Father Joseph Wresinski, engraved on the commemorative stone at the Trocadero Human Rights Plaza, Paris.) Monday, October 17, 2016, was the United Nations’ International Day for the … Continue reading Highlights from the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Why Not End Extreme Poverty?


“The end of extreme poverty is at hand—within our generation—but only if we grasp the historic opportunity in front of us,” argues internationally renowned economist Jeffrey Sachs in his seminal work The End of Poverty.  I join the optimism and idealism of Mr. Sachs to believe that people can—and should—be lifted out of extreme poverty. … Continue reading Why Not End Extreme Poverty?