UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Today is the United Nations Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This is a day which requires us to consider the extent of poverty in every country in the world. Poverty represents a failure to fulfil a range of human rights including the right to an adequate standard of living, including adequate food, housing and the right to earn a decent living.

Poverty is both a result and a cause of human rights violations in Scotland and in the rest of the world.

Last year on this day our Head of Strategy & Legal Duncan Wilson gave a talk to the Glasgow Human Rights Network at Glasgow City Chambers. Duncan's talk was entitiled “Poverty is a Human Rights Violation”.

Read the talk in Word format.