No Poverty?

Breakfast seminar at which Sosina Bezu (CMI), Magnus Hatlebakk (CMI) and Alberto D. Cimadamore (CROP), in conversation with Aslaug Aarsæther (CROP), will discuss the achievements, shortfalls and challenges faced by the international community in its path towards the eradication of global poverty.

In December 1995, the General Assembly proclaimed the First United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (1997-2006) and sustained that “Eradicating poverty is an ethical, social, political and economic imperative of humankind.” This year, a Third United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2018–2027) was launched under the theme “Accelerating global actions for a world without poverty”. Poverty eradication is also a top priority for the 193 governments that approved the the SDGs. A specific target of the United Nation’s SDG #1 is to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030.

The seminar is free and open for all. Coffee and croissants will be served.

The event is a collaboration with Crop – Comparative Research Programme on Poverty, LawTransform and Bergen Resource Centre on International Development.