‘We shall overcome poverty’ says UNDP

Development after the Millennium Goals needs new thinking

As the US celebrates Martin Luther King Jr, the UN Under-Secretary-General and UNDP Associate Administrator, Rebeca Grynspan used the slogan of the civil rights movement, led by the preacher, to declare that “We shall overcome poverty” and build on the momentum of the Millennium Goals.

Speaking to New Europe Ms Grynspan, an economist and former Vice President of Costa Rica, said that there was hope of those trapped in poverty. “I really believe that our aspirations are r...

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