Name: Arye Kim
Topic: Poverty Reduction and UNDP
World is suffering in poverty. At least 80% of humanity lives on less than 10$ a day. According to UNICEF(The United Nations Children’s Fund), 25,000 children die each day due to poverty. Infectious diseases continue to blight the lives of the poor across the world. About 40 million people are living with HIV and AIDs along with 3 million deaths in 2004. There are approximately 2.2 billion children in the world and 1 million are suffering in poverty. One out of three children live without adequate shelter. One out of five children live with no access to safe water. One out of seven children live with no access to health services. There are 121 million children unable to get education at all.
Haiti is classified as one of the poorest country in Latin America. The poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and we have already experienced a stagnation and decline in GDP per capita since the independence in 1954.
When poverty is defined by low income, public service is often left out. Access to services such as education, health care, clean water, transportation and electricity et cetera. At the same time, wealthier countries often have a better quality public service provided than that of poorer country.
Education in Haiti is provided by both public and private schools. Therefore, the access to school depends on the house’s income level. However, since some of the public and private schools in Haiti are operated by the NGOs that do not charge any tuition fees, few children do have access to education. Haiti believes that more funding should be provided to those countries which need financial aid to be able to give out high quality public services to the nations until the country have certain amounts of income that can run the country itself without funding.
Haiti believes that education is not the only problem to world poverty....