The World Bank says fewer people are living in extreme poverty, but governments need to focus more on the gap between rich and poor.
Recycling Rio’s leftovers, celebrity chefs are making meals fit for a king for the less fortunate.
The people of Rio de Janeiro's City of God' favela are hoping that a gold medal win by one of their own - Rafaela Silva - will help remove the stigma they face daily.
With many countries across the world today downing tools to celebrate workers and labourers, here we look at five problems that should be
In this edition of Learning World, we visited both northern Rwanda and southern Brazil to examine a question that faces families the world over –
There is an increase in migratory pressure to Europe which could be easily handled by the 28 if they could get their act together as a group
Pope Francis has celebrated Mass in one of Mexico’s poorest and most dangerous cities: Ecatepec where murders, kidnappings and extortion are rife
Homelessness is on the rise in the capital as the Russian economy suffers from the falling price of oil, its main export.
The super rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer, according to a report by international aid charity Oxfam. The richest one percent
Dani Koleva, Policy Director, National Network for Children Bulgaria: “As a policy director of NNC, my role is to support our members when it comes
In Real Economy this week Maithreyi Seetharaman looks at the challenges governments face in tackling poverty with the help of some of those closest
Euronews spoke to Jana Hainsworth, the Secretary General of Eurochild – a network of organisations working with and for children across the continent.
Egypt-based Nafham and the Educate! project in Uganda have been named WISE Awards winners at this year's World Innovation Summit for Education in Doha. This edition of Learning World looks into what t
Child poverty in Romania has got worse since the country joined the EU, latest data reveals. Just over one-in-two (51 percent) children were at risk
‘The Lady in the Van’ is the true story of Alan Bennett’s strained friendship with Miss Mary Shepherd, an eccentric homeless woman whom the British
Can money buy happiness? Princeton University economist Angus Deaton won the Nobel Prize in economics for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and
British-American economist Angus Deaton has won the 2015 Nobel Prize for economics. “The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has today decided to award
United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron has drawn battle lines for negotiations with Brussels ahead of the crucial referendum on Britain’s
The World Bank revised its benchmark for measuring extreme poverty and said the number of people under the mark is likely to fall below 10% of the world's population.
The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) is facing increasing pressure from a flow of migrants on its southern and northern borders with
‘The poor are always with us’ as the saying goes and the UN ‘s report on the progress of its Millennium Development Goals proves it. About 800
Charities are sounding the alarm about child poverty in Hungary. More than four out of ten children aged seven and younger last year lived below the
An OECD study says inequality between the rich and poor in most of the world’s advanced economies is at a record high. The report also found huge
The events in Baltimore this week have followed a disturbing pattern that keeps haunting America. An unarmed young black man is being killed by
An Apple iPad which belonged to Pope Francis fetched 28,500 euros at auction on Tuesday, with proceeds going to a school for the poor in Uruguay, the
Denmark is battling homelessness. Between 2009 and 2013, the northern European country saw a 16 percent rise in the number of people lacking
Whether it’s travelling across physical borders or crossing a cultural divide, some students around the world undertake difficult journeys to get an
Over 12.5 million Germans are now living below the poverty line which is the highest number on record since reunification 25 years ago. Berlin, the