100111 UN Rethinking Poverty
UN Report 'Rethinking Poverty'
Report on the World Social Situation 2010 UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs
This Report on the World Social Situation seeks to contribute to rethinking poverty and its eradication. It affirms the urgent need for a strategic shift away from the market fundamentalist thinking, policies and practices of recent decades towards more sustainable development- and equity-oriented policies
appropriate to national conditions and circumstances. Such national development strategies, as called for by the 2005 World Summit, should seek to achieve the development goals. Responsible development and counter-cyclical macroeconomic policies to foster productive investments and generate decent
employment must be at the core of this effort.