The Inquiry: Are We Really About To End World Poverty?

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In this excerpt from The Inquiry, Helen Clark - head of the United Nations Development Programme (and a possible future UN leader) - explains the new global poverty target to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030. But the claim that ending poverty is within our grasp is one we’ve heard many times before. Will it be different this time?

Presenter: Linda Yueh

(Image: A homeless boy in poverty. Credit: Shutterstock)

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Wed 15 Jun 2016 15:23 GMT
BBC World Service Online, Australasia only