U.N. report: Latin America unlikely to reach anti-poverty goals

Posted on July 10, 2014 • Filed under: Business, Latin America News, Social Issues

miamiherald.com reported Latin American and Caribbean nations have collectively reached several anti-poverty goals set by United Nations members more than a decade ago but are unlikely to reach them all by the approaching deadline, according to a progress report released Monday.

The new annual report of the U.N. Millennium Development Goals, which sets a global deadline for the end of 2015, shows the region has halved extreme poverty and hunger, as well as the percentage of its population living without clean drinking water and proper sanitation.

The region has not done much to close its employment gap. It also hasn’t reached targets set for primary school enrollment and reduction in the number of slum-dwellers, among the areas where it falls short of the eight MGD goals and scores of measurable conditions. Read Article

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