Hunger And Poverty

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The U.N. has been trying to eradicate world hunger and poverty since its inception in 1945. The answer to these issues have been Article 25 and the Millennium goals, but what are they? Article 25 is the set of human rights that govern the right to adequate living. It states everyone has the right to adequate health, shelter and general life, for them and their family. It also states “motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance.” The Millennium goals are goals that the UN have set to further improve human rights around the world in the 21st century. These goals include the eradication of world hunger, promote gender equality and provide free education for all.

So, how effective has Article 25 been so far? According to statistics from Our World in Data, since 1948 (when the declaration of human rights was enacted) people living on $2 a day have gone from 55% from about 1957 to 24% from about 1994. People living on less than $1.90 (extreme poverty) have gone from 44% in 1980 to 16% in 2010. As it turns out, it seems to have worked out very well for the global poverty rate. Also, ever since 1948, the average maternal mortality rate has decreased from 385 deaths/per 100,000 people in 1990 to 216 deaths/per 100,000 in 2015. An example of a country has had the best improvement of maternal health is Malaysia, their maternal mortality has gone from 583 deaths/per 100,000 people in 1948 to 41 deaths/per 100,000 people in 2014, and it is still steadily

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