Since yesterday, 250,000 people have been lifted out of bone-crushing, one-meal-a-day, soul-destroying, unrelenting, extreme poverty, writes Dr Angus Hervey. It’s time to tell that story of progress
This weekend the UN sustainable development goals will be agreed upon at a summit in New York. Asghar Zaidi explains how the new goals aim to cover a much broader range of issues and be more [...]
Poverty is not inevitable, says Common Cause director Karen Snow. Either we remain indifferent, or we do something to help those below the line help themselves
New reports from the UN indicate that some of the poorest countries could be rid of extreme poverty in two decades
Despite being the figurehead of a country on the up, Uruguay president José Mujica donates his earnings to charity and lives on a small modest farm. Matthew Pike considers how his grounded [...]
The Women of the year Award salutes singer, songwriter and philanthropist Annie Lennox, an exceptional woman who has used her vision to change the lives of many
Join Britain's biggest gathering of students taking action on poverty and climate change. With Caroline Lucas MP, journalist Johann Hari and many more, Shared Planet 2010 will be an exciting [...]
Public concern at banks' profits and excessive executive bonuses has meant that popular support for a levy on banks' financial transactions is growing
Campaign launched to generate support for poor women across the globe, as a new report shows the value of empowering women in the fight against hunger and poverty.
On January 11th this year the Peace Boat set off on its 68th voyage from Kenya with young delegates, from Japan and eleven African nations, all set to address the issues of ending poverty.
While searching for a viable grassroots approach to directly combat poverty in Africa, Richard Unwin, an international businessman, looked to honey bees for an answer.
Richard Unwin was looking for ways of combating rural poverty in Africa - Believing that beekeeping may be a solution he founded Hives Saves Lives.
Vital lessons are being learned in Dhaka by involving local people in discussions with poverty researchers from the Brooks World Poverty Institute Manchester.
The Grameen Bank of Bangladesh and its founder Professor Muhammed Yunus, have been jointly awarded the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize.