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A new scheme of the Accountability Office of SEDESOL (Secretariat of Social Development of Mexico) was presented by Secretary of Social Development, Jose Antonio Meade, and Secretary of Public Administration, Virgilio Andrade Martinez.

Increasingly economists are being called on to assess not only the national implications of global trade and environmental policies, but also the subnational consequences, including the impacts on low income and food insecure households.

Inequality, which at its most extreme leads to social exclusion, has been the target of a special focus by the Organization of the American States. Addressing this issue encompasses all the key pillars of our work: integral development, democracy, human rights and public security.

Latin America and the Caribbean is the most violent region in the world. The region is home to 9 percent of the world population but has 33 percent of world homicides.

Oxfam has calculated that if inequality in the region were to be reduced by five points between 2011 and 2019, some 17.4 million people could move out of poverty. If the opposite were to occur, a five-point increase could result in an additional 18 million people living in poverty.

Commission on Global Poverty: Share Your Ideas on Measuring Extreme Poverty

In 2013, the World Bank Group announced two goals that would guide its development work worldwide. The first is the eradication of chronic extreme poverty. More formally, it is the target of bringing the number of extremely poor people, defined as those living on less than 1.25 ppp-adjusted dollars a day, to less than 3% of the world population by 2030. The second is the boosting of shared prosperity, defined as promoting the growth of per capita real income of the poorest 40% of the population in each country.

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 10:30 to Monday, November 30, 2015 - 10:30


genda 2030, a new global sustainable development framework to replace the Millennium Development Goals, will be adopted at the United Nations General Assembly this month, but can it deliver on its promises? The Center for Economic and Social Rights invites you to panel event bringing together leading figures from the fields of human rights advocacy, academia and the UN to reflect critically on the progress made in securing human rights in Agenda 2030.

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 18:30 to 20:00


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