End poverty in all its forms everywhere.
Eradicating poverty is not a task of charity, it's an act of justice and the key to unlocking an enormous human potential. Still, nearly half of the world’s population lives in poverty, and lack of food and clean water is killing thousands every single day of the year. Goal 1 is all about mobilizing policies to end poverty, ensure equal rights to resources, and building resilience of the poor from all kinds of disasters.
UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR EUROPE ESTABLISHES TORONTO CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE ON YOUTH HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION
Pictured here: Stephen Gaetz
Ending poverty and homelessness is one of the most important challenges we face. York’s poverty and homelessness scholars are tackling this challenge through a bold and innovative new global initiative. The Toronto Centre of Excellence on Youth Homelessness Prevention is the first Geneva UN Charter Centre of Excellence in North America. Co-directed by Stephen Gaetz, a professor at York’s Faculty of Education and president of the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, and Melanie Redman, president and CEO of A Way Home Canada, the work has the potential to be transformational. Learn more here.
Programs relevant or related to SDG 1
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