ISLAMABAD -- International Day for Eradication of Poverty observed here on Thursday across the globe including Pakistan.
On this day, the Secretary General United Nations shared his message to the world to ending extreme poverty was at the heart of the world's efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and build a sustainable future for all. But success in leaving no one behind will remain elusive if we do not target the people who were farthest behind first.
This year's observance focuses on 'acting together to empower children, their families and communities to end poverty', as we mark the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Children are more than twice as likely to live in extreme poverty than adults. Poverty condemns many children to lifelong disadvantage and perpetuates an inter-generational transfer of deprivation. Today's children will also live with the devastating consequences of climate change if we fail to raise ambition now he said.
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