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Historic Goals to End Extreme Poverty Endorsed by World Bank Governors

Historic Goals to End Extreme Poverty Endorsed by World Bank Governors

 The Development Committee on Saturday endorsed the World Bank Group’s goal to end extreme poverty within a generation as “ambitious”, saying that this endeavor by the Bank was a “historic opportunity” to make a difference. The Committee equally confirmed the Group’s vision to promote shared prosperity and added these goals must be achieved without jeopardizing the environment, […]

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim’s Statement at the Spring Meetings 2013 Opening Press Conference

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim’s Statement at the Spring Meetings 2013 Opening Press Conference

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim’s Statement at the Spring Meetings 2013 Opening Press Conference, April 18: Thank you for coming to the press conference, which opens the 2013 Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and IMF. First, let me again express my deep condolences of the family and friends of people who […]

INVEST IN CHILDREN NOW! Leading human rights organisations meet in Dublin with Irish Presidency to strategise on actions to move forward the fight against child poverty in the EU

INVEST IN CHILDREN NOW! Leading human rights organisations meet in Dublin with Irish Presidency to strategise on actions to move forward the fight against child poverty in the EU

One in four children in the European Union is at risk of poverty, or already experiencing it. That equals 25.3 million children. In the wake of the economic crisis and austerity mmeasures poverty levels are escalating across the continent, particularly child poverty. A recent European Commission Recommendation calls on EU governments to “invest in children […]

Jim Yong Kim, World Bank Group President: Within Our Grasp: A World Free of Poverty

Jim Yong Kim, World Bank Group President: Within Our Grasp: A World Free of Poverty

Calling for ambitious new goals to help the most vulnerable, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim  today outlined a bold agenda for the global community toward ending extreme poverty by 2030 and promoting shared prosperity to boost the incomes of the poorest 40 percent of the population in each country.   “We are at an auspicious […]

LIVE President of World Bank speaks at Georgetown

LIVE President of World Bank speaks at Georgetown

WORLD BANK PRESIDENT DR. JIM YONG KIM will address the ambitious goal of ending extreme poverty within a generation during his talk, “Within Our Grasp: A World Free of Poverty,” on April 2 at 11 a.m. in Georgetown’s Gaston Hall. Kim, a Harvard Medical School graduate who once served as a director of the HIV/AIDS Department at […]

World Bank: Overweight and obesity continues to be a global epidemic even in times of high food prices

World Bank: Overweight and obesity continues to be a global epidemic even in times of high food prices

Global food prices continued to decline for six consecutive months, but still remain very high and close to their historical peaks. The persistently high and volatile food prices not only influence conditions of hunger and undernutrition, but also obesity which may increase in the context of high prices as people opt for cheaper, less nutritious […]