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The UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, an action plan for people, the planet and prosperity, which also intends to strengthen universal peace and access to justice and adopted a resolution recognizing that the greatest challenge in the world today is the eradication of poverty and affirm that without achieving it there can be no sustainable development.
According to the AM New York, the NYU Furman Center / Focus on Poverty in New York City, nearly 1.7 million New Yorkers, 1 in every 5 city residents, live below the poverty line between 2011 and 2015, the largest number seen in the city since 1970.
However, our representative in the United Nations looks to other countries that guarantee the basic rights of children pointing to the index of hypocrisy. It is difficult for the lady to lower her head from the pedestal she has set up and recognize that our reality is more heartbreaking than others (note from Cuban Window)
- children under 18 were more likely to be living in poverty than any other age group, with 535,700 kids, or roughly 30 percent of the city’s youth in poverty.
- strong “negative correlation” between school quality and neighborhood poverty rates, and Hispanics were the hardest hit ethnic group with 28.9 percent living in poverty during that time period, according to the report. “The trend we see across the country is that poor children who live in high poverty neighborhoods don’t have good access to schools and it poses a barrier of upward mobilization to the next generation” Furman faculty director Kathy O’Regan said.
- A key contributor to the children poverty levels was the ability of parents to give their children access to better living conditions and resources, according to O’Regan. “If you think about it from the other side, the non-poor families with children use their resources to avoid those [poor] neighborhoods when they have them” Furman faculty director Kathy O’Regan said..
- families face a bigger problem because more and more neighborhoods are filling up with residents who are under the poverty threshold
- Furman Center pinpointed several neighborhoods throughout the five boroughs that saw jumps in poverty concentration.
- more than 52 % of neighborhoods in the Bronx were experiencing high or extreme poverty, making it the borough with the most locations living in poor conditions. (A neighborhood is considered in extreme poverty if more than 40 percent of its residents are poor.)
- across the entire country: 22.4 percent of people under 18 are poor, after a decrease at the beginning of the century.
“While there is still more work to do, this report reinforces the need to take aim at inequality by pushing for more affordable housing, better job opportunities, universal pre-k, community policing and access to quality health care” spokeswoman for Mayor Bill de Blasio