783 million people live below the international poverty line of US $ 1.90 a day

Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere – United Nations Sustainable Development.

While global poverty rates have been cut by more than half since 2000, one in ten people in developing regions are still living with their families on less than the international poverty line of US$1.90 a day, and there are millions more who make little more than this daily amount. Significant progress has been made in many countries within Eastern and Southeastern Asia, but up to 42% of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa continues to live below the poverty line.

Poverty is more than the lack of income and resources to ensure a sustainable livelihood. Its manifestations include hunger and malnutrition, limited access to education and other basic services, social discrimination and exclusion as well as the lack of participation in decision-making.

Economic growth must be inclusive to provide sustainable jobs and promote equality. Social protection systems need to be implemented to help alleviate the suffering of disaster-prone countries and provide support in the face of great economic risks. These systems will help strengthen responses by afflicted populations to unexpected economic losses during disasters and will eventually help to end extreme poverty in the most impoverished areas.

Facts and Figures 

Facts and Figures

  • 783 million people live below the international poverty line of US$1.90 a day
  • In 2016, almost 10 per cent of the world’s workers live with their families on less than US$1.90 per person per day
  • Globally, there are 122 women aged 25 to 34 living in extreme poverty for every 100 men of the same age group.
  • Most people living below the poverty line belong to two regions: Southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa
  • High poverty rates are often found in small, fragile and conflict-affected countries
  • One in four children under age five in the world has inadequate height for his or her age
  • As of 2016, only 45% of the world’s population were effectively covered by at least one social protection cash benefit.
  • In 2017, economic losses due to disasters, including three major hurricanes in the USA and the Caribbean, were estimated at over $300 billion.        https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/poverty/
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International Day of Non-Violence 2 October

The International Day of Non-Violence is marked on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence.

According to General Assembly resolution A/RES/61/271 of 15 June 2007, which established the commemoration, the International Day is an occasion to “disseminate the message of non-violence, including through education and public awareness”. The resolution reaffirms “the universal relevance of the principle of non-violence” and the desire “to secure a culture of peace, tolerance, understanding and non-violence”.

Introducing the resolution in the General Assembly on behalf of 140 co-sponsors, India’s Minister of State for External Affairs, Mr. Anand Sharma, said that the wide and diverse sponsorship of the resolution was a reflection of the universal respect for Mahatma Gandhi and of the enduring relevance of his philosophy. Quoting the late leader’s own words, he said: “Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man”.

http://www.un.org/en/events/nonviolenceday/

Too many of us are not living our dreams, because we are living our fears.

It’s Ok To Have A Bad Day

“Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Savera Literacy Award Presented to 2 Educationists.

While observing International Literacy Day, Savera NGO presented “Savera Literacy Award ” 2018 to Dr. Nafees Ahmad Chaudhry, Retd. Principal, Kisan Degree College, Simbhaoli and to Shri Upkar Dutt Sharma, Principal at Adarsh Inter College, Nali Husaunpur, Hapur in recognition of thier astounding ability to educate the youth from rural areas and their commitment of girl child education & women literacy.

Congratulations to both of them.

Candlelight vigil held for 12-years-old homicide victim, Bhumi Yadav

Hapur -Saverians and Intellectuals of the society gathered for a candlelight vigil Friday, September 07th
Homicide victim. Bhumi Yadav.

It is another emotional night for those close to 12-year-old Bhumi Yadav, the innocent girl who was murdered by her servants at Hapur on Wednesday, September 05th.

Saverians held a vigil in the teen’s honor Friday night, also taking the chance to send a powerful message about violence.

Two of Bhumi’s servants , planned the event and one of them booked by the police on same day.

The candles lit in honor of the teen, also sparking another one at the vigil, as Saverians asked the community to help end senseless violence, and find Bhumi’s another killer.

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