On December 22, 1992, resolution 47/196 was adopted by the United Nations. This resolution can trace its beginning to October 17, 1987, when thousands gathered in Trocadéro, Paris where the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed to honor victims of violence, hunger, and extreme poverty.
They gathered to declare that poverty was a violation of human rights, and that further action was needed. The resolution was adopted, and October 17th became International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
How can this still be an issue with all the knowledge and technological advances we have achieved since then?
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic and the current cost-of-living crisis are accounted for, the data shows that 1.2 billion people in 111 developing countries live in acute multidimensional poverty. This is nearly double the number who are seen as poor when poverty is defined as living on less than $1.90 per day. 
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
The United Nations have 17 Sustainable Development Goals. These goals together are what is needed to end poverty and make countries stable. These goals are intertwined. They are interconnected. You cannot strive to do better in one area but neglect the others.

However, we believe there should be 18.
Smarter utilization of our world resources.​​​​​​​
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