This week, as nations gather to assess the goals, the UN announced that the world was on track to halve the percentage of people on the lowest rung of the economic ladder.
Even with the global recession, the ranks of the world's desperately poor are likely to shrink to 15 per cent of the population by 2015, less than half of the original 42 per cent, according to a recent UN report.
UN says world on track to halve severe poverty
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
UN MDG Summit: Poverty On Target
Some encouraging news from the UN Millennium Development Goals Summit in New York: