Global leaders discuss multidimensional poverty reduction and wellbeing – register now for UNGA 77 Side Event

7 September, 2022

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7 September 2022 – Register now to attend the in-person high-level Side Event at the 77th session of the UN General Assembly to hear global leaders discuss the topic ‘Driving Multidimensional Poverty Reduction to Secure Well-being for All’.

Hosted by the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and co-organised with the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN), the side event will bring together heads of state and government and heads of international organisations to discuss their commitments to using Multidimensional Poverty Indices (MPIs) as policy tools to eradicate poverty in all its dimensions and secure well-being for all. The event will highlight the importance of political leadership to meet these goals.

The side event is open to all and will take place on Friday 23rd September, 2–4 pm (ET), at Millennium Hilton New York, One UN Plaza, New York. It will also be livestreamed on the OPHI YouTube Channel.

As the world confronts a number of crises—environmental, economic, political, and medical—there is a need for countries to reaffirm the commitment of the Sustainable Development Goals to eradicating poverty in all its dimensions and securing well-being for all. Achieving these goals will require a renewed focus on the overlapping deprivations experienced by the poorest members of society and a willingness to explore innovative and multisectoral policies for reducing them. The Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) is a tool that can highlight these issues and help inform their solutions.

The discussion aims to galvanize action and foster collaboration among institutions and sectors to design sustainable solutions that have a greater impact on people living in poverty and that promote well-being across society.

The event is organized with the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN), a network of senior policymakers from more than 60 countries and 19 international organizations focused on measuring and reducing multidimensional poverty. The Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) is the Secretariat of the MPPN.


In-person registration link

OPHI YouTube


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