Today, October 17, 2016, is End Poverty Day - a day established by the United Nations(UN) to highlight and to draw attention to global poverty with a view to eradicating it within a few years, hopefully by 2030.
Poverty - having little or no means of support, could be eradicated once policy makers take more action on inequality reducing policies today, tomorrow, into next year and thereafter. However, before basic poverty is solved, extreme poverty that afflicts too many of the world's people must first be eradicated.
That more than three billion people are living on less than $2.50 a day in 2016, while more 1.3 billion live in extreme poverty on less than $1.25 a day, is preposterous. Moreover, that one billion children worldwide live in poverty with 22,000 of them dying each day from poverty, is beyond the scope of human acceptance.
Now is the hour and the time to deal a death blow to poverty. Whatever redistribution of wealth is warranted to affect the death of poverty must become policy and citizens of the world must hold their policymakers directly responsible for implementing the measures needed to kill poverty toward giving thousands of children a fair chance at life.