CommonDreams – Thalif Deen – Ending Poverty, Hunger And Environmental Degradation: World Needs A ‘Triple Play’ – 7 December 2013

common-dreamsUNITED NATIONS – As the international community fleshes out a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be unveiled next year, civil society activists and U.N. officials agree their success will hinge on policies that address the nexus of poverty, hunger and environmental degradation.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who is making a strong push for a politically realistic set of SDGs, points out the latest grim statistics: more than one billion people are still living in extreme poverty and over 840 million are perilously hanging on the edge of starvation and hunger.

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