World Poverty and Human Rights

  title={World Poverty and Human Rights},
  author={Thomas Pogge},
  journal={Ethics \& International Affairs},
  pages={1 - 7}
  • Thomas Pogge
  • Published 1 March 2005
  • Political Science, Economics
  • Ethics & International Affairs
Despite a high and growing global average income, billions of human beings are still condemned to life long severe poverty, with all its attendant evils of low life expectancy, social exclusion, ill health, illiteracy, dependency, and effective enslavement. The annual death toll from poverty-related causes is around 18 million, or one-third of all human deaths, which adds up to approximately 270 million deaths since the end of the Cold War. 
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