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OHCHR and the human rights dimension of poverty
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Extreme poverty is currently measured as people living on less than 1.90 USD a day. This economic deprivation – lack of income – is a standard feature of most definitions of poverty. But it does not take account of the social, cultural and political impact of poverty. Besides deprivation of economic
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  • Extreme poverty is currently measured as people living on less than 1.90 USD a day. This economic deprivation – lack of income – is a standard feature of most definitions of poverty. But it does not take account of the social, cultural and political impact of poverty. Besides deprivation of economic or material resources, poverty is also a violatio...
  • As the UN system-wide focal point for human rights, we promote broader understanding of poverty and it multifaceted dimensions and linkages with human rights, as recognized by the UN Guiding Principles on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights. We work to address growing inequalities and discrimination that are both causes and consequences of poverty in ...

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