UN chief vows to end poverty for billions living on less than $2 a day

October 18, 2014 1:07 AM

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UN chief vows to end poverty for billions living on less than $2 a day

More than 1.2 billion people are living on less than $1.25 a day and 2.4 billion are living on less than $2 a day, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday.

He told the U.N. observance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty that at least 700 million people were lifted out of extreme poverty between 1990 and 2010 and he is determined to help U.N. make "poverty history."

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