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World Bank sets poverty goal



WASHINGTON— The World Bank has set a goal of eliminating extreme poverty around the world over the next 17 years.

The World Bank’s policy committee on Saturday approved a proposal to establish the goal of eliminating extreme poverty, defined as living on less than $1.25 per day, by 2030. The World Bank estimates that there are still 1.2 billion people living in extreme poverty with sub-Saharan Africa accounting for more than one-third of the world’s extreme poor.

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim told reporters at a closing news conference that setting a goal of eliminating extreme poverty was, in his words, “an historic moment” for the world.

Kim says a world without poverty is no longer a dream and that they have set an expiration date.


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  • UrHONOR

    SA halip na magmukhang pulubi at parating nanglilimos ng awa ang mga Pinoy, palagay ko napapanahon upang kumilos ang sambayanan sa pagsugpo at pagsupil ng mga MMM ng bayan sa pamamagitan ng paggawa ng kinakailangan na hindi kayang ibigay ng BATAS. Lubhang napakatagal ng parating nakasadlak sa dusa at pighati ang mamamayang Pilipino sa pamamagitan ng TAHASANG PAGNANAKAW sa kaban ng bayan ng mga pultikero at mga kawani ng pamahalaang pang-local at pang-national, anupat ang mga MAGNANAKAW lamang ang nakikinabang sa mga ambag ng mamamayan na kinokolekta ng BIR at ang karamihan, mahigit na 90% ay parang mga kantanod na aabang-abang na lamang sa simi’t mga tira ng mga TNL na tulisan. KUNG walang gagawing pagkikilos na makabuluhan at makahulugan ang sambayanan, ay sya, hindi mapapawi ang paghihirap at paghihikahos ng mga kabayan hanggang sa pumuti ang uwak! Ang simbahang RCch sana ang nalalabi pang makakatulong sa mga mamamayan, pero SILa mismo ay nakikihati sa natutulis ng mga TNL na tulisan at SILA mismo ay ang problema at hindi ang solusyon.

  • siegfeil

    sana makinabang naman ang pilipinas diyan. wag ibigay yung pera sa mga politiko at mga non government organization kuno. sana mga banyaga ang mag monitor nang project. pag dumaan iyan sa mga politiko , simbahan at other NGOs tapos na buto buto. Unahin muna mga slums sa metro manila bago unti unting alisin ang feudal system sa mga probinsya na dominado nang iilang pamilya lang.

  • dodong1

    isama na ang Pilipinas dyan..dumadami at dumadami ang mahihirap dahil sa kakurapan ng mga goverment officials…



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