A new funding plan to deliver basic health and education for everyone is essential to end extreme poverty, according to The ONE Campaign’s DATA Report 2015: Putting the Poorest First. The report was launched today (26 May), in advance of theForeign Affairs Council on Development held the same day.
Nearly 1.5 billion people live in countries riddled with conflict, fragility and violence, and which have also shown the least progress on achieving development goals, according to a new OECD study. EurActiv Germany reports .
Jean-Claude Juncker’s European Commission has declared its intention to put social issues further up its agenda. Yet, the European Union and its member states need to focus on more than economic growth to foster social justice in Europe, argues Natália Mazotte.
Despite a bleak economic situation, almost 80% of European adults still declare themselves generally satisfied with their lives, according to fresh data published by Eurostat ahead of the International Day of Happiness.
Berlin's draft budget is on its way, with plans for a massive increase in development aid. Still, critics fear the numbers could be distorted, and warn against the improper allocation of resources. EurActiv Germany reports .
SPECIAL REPORT / Tackling extreme poverty should go hand in hand with tackling gender inequality. The EU should use the European Year of Development to be at the forefront of this task, argues Meryl Westlake.
More than a third of the population in Bulgaria, Romania, Greece, Latvia and Hungary are at risk of poverty and social exclusion, according to a new report. In half of the EU's 28 member states, at least one in three children live in poverty.
Today, 20 February, is World Social Justice Day. This is a good occasion to remind European policy makers that they cannot act as if they were exempt from concerns for the poor and for social justice, writes Jorge Nuño Mayer, Secretary General of Caritas Europa.
Twelve million people in Germany are categorised as poor, more than ever recorded according to a study by a German welfare association, which indicates the country’s new minimum wage is not likely to help the situation. EurActiv Germany reports .
Ahead of the G7 Summit, a global alliance of NGOs, scientists and businesses is demanding a paradigm shift in development policy, calling for industrialised countries like Germany to approach smallholders on equal footing as the only way to effectively combat poverty, climate change and armed conflicts. EurActiv Germany reports .
More than two thirds of Europeans believe that fighting poverty in developing countries should be one of the EU's top priorities as it contributes to a more peaceful and equal world. But the level of support of people who say they are personally involved in helping developing countries varies greatly. Personal participation is highest in the Netherlands and Sweden, and lowest in Bulgaria and Romania.
The EU has turned its back on Indonesia's health sector. But the developing country, which is witnessing growing rates of tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS, is now counting on other solutions: a new health insurance program for the poor, and its own pharmaceutical company. EurActiv reports from Jakarta.
A new report by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) shows that 2.6 million children have sunk below the poverty line in the world’s most affluent countries since the crisis fist broke in 2008, bringing the total number of children in the developed world living in poverty to an estimated 76.5 million.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is committed to improving people's lives across the globe, but mostly in regions where it's most needed to eradicate poverty. In Europe specifically the foundation is seeking partnerships with governments, civil society, and media. What we're trying to achieve here is really build long lasting relationships in order to improve the quality and quantity of aid spending. But also make sure that development stays high on the agenda.
More investment in jobs and social security, and the introduction of laws that offer vulnerable people greater protection, are required to halt the slowing of human development caused by income inequality, fluctuations in food prices, natural disasters and conflict.