Poverty: a violation of human rights

30/07/2020

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
44th session

CETIM is deeply concerned about the causes of poverty: a multidimensional problem that cuts across all human rights issues. It is indeed essential to tackle poverty well beyond the simple lack of monetary resources.
Poverty encompasses the lack of access to health care, decent housing, sufficient and quality food, water, work and training as well as exclusion and discrimination.
The COVID-19 pandemic reveals a system that increases inequality and poverty. In this context, it is essential to focus on the situation of workers in the informal economy, who are particularly affected.

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