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Generate decent jobs 'or a billion people will remain in extreme poverty'

Poverty reduction initiatives worldwide are having insufficient impact on the chronically poor, advisory group warns<p>Up to a billion people will remain in extreme poverty by 2030 unless countries focus on inequalities and confront social, economic and cultural forces that block their escape or pull …

Poverty Has a Creation Story: Let’s Tell It

One of the major discoveries was that anti-poverty groups, both in North and South, rarely if ever explain where poverty comes from. This is a …

We Are The World 25 For Haiti - Official Video

Can Slums Be Used as Laboratories for Urban Improvement?

Slums in the Global South are often used as "laboratories of urbanism," where initiatives are experimentally "tried out." The following examples from Cairo, Johannesburg, Mumbai and Cali have reported success with these "laboratory" initiatives, which indicates that this approach can work in …

Urban Design

The Amazing Endurance of Slums

Brazilian security forces prepare to 'pacify' new Rio slum district

Locals uneasy as 1,400 police and marines descend on Mare complex as part of effort to neutralise gangs before World Cup<p>More than 1,400 police officers and Brazilian marines rolled into a massive complex of slums near Rio de Janeiro's international airport before dawn on Sundayin the latest …

Brazilian police backed by troops occupy slum by Rio airport | Reuters

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian police backed by troops occupied a massive slum next to Rio de Janeiro’s international airport without firing a shot on Sunday to secure one of the city’s most violent neighborhoods long run by drug dealers.<p>Wresting control of the area from drug lords was a …

Saudi Arabia and Qatar: The Kingdoms of Slave Labor and Human Rights Abuses

In the past few decades, Qatar and Saudi Arabia have seen their influence, both regional and global, grow rapidly. The extraordinary wealth of both …

Indigenous child death rate in Queensland twice that of peers

Suicide rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children more than five times that of non-Indigenous young, report finds<p>Indigenous children in Queensland died at more than twice the rate of non-Indigenous children last year, and more than half of all youth and child suicides were between the …

Child-Abuse Ad Uses Lenticular Printing to Send Kids a Secret Message That Adults Can’t See

The ANAR Foundation, a Spanish child-advocacy organization, used lenticular printing in this powerful outdoor ad to send different messages to …

Advertising Industry

A New Look at Kowloon Walled City, the Internet's Favorite Cyberpunk Slum

The Walled City stands as proof that the dystopian futures we imagine have already been built.<p>A photo of the outside edge of the city by architect Paul Rudolph. Image: Library of Congress<p>Until its final demolition in 1994, Hong Kong's Kowloon Walled City remained one of the strangest places on …

Hong Kong

Skyscraper Slum: Thousands Of Squatters Take Over Unfinished Tower In Venezuela

A skyscraper slum has emerged in Venezuela as close to 3,000 people have descended on a 45-story unfinished tower, turning it into their home and …