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Kenya / Launch of MDG Report 2014

Posted by African Press International on July 9, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Media invite – Launch of MDG Report 2014

What : MDGs Report 2014 launch

Who : Ms. Nardos Bekele Thomas, UN Resident Coordinator

When : Wednesday 9 July at 10 a.m

Where : New Stanley Hotel

The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), wishes to invite members of the press to the launch of the MDG Report 2014. The focus will be the status of the MDGs in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Background:

Although some progress has been made in extreme poverty reduction, poverty still remains widespread in sub-Saharan Africa. The poverty rate in sub-Saharan Africa fell only 8 percentage points over the last two decades and almost half the population still live on less than $1.25 a day. Sub-Saharan Africa is the only region that saw the number of people living in extreme poverty rise steadily, from 290 million in 1990 to 414 million in 2010, accounting for more than a third of people worldwide who are destitute. The World Bank projects that, by 2015, 40 per cent of the estimated 970 million people living on less than $1.25 a day will be from in sub-Saharan Africa and sub-Saharan Africa will be unlikely to meet the target by 2015.

 

SOURCE

UNITED NATIONS

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