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We’re Losing the War on Poverty — And It’s Only Getting Worse

UN human rights expert Philip Alston breaks down why we’re failing to meet the goal of ending global poverty by 2030

A photo of a homeless person on the street against a blue background with grey spray paint effect.
Photo illustration; Image source: Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images

The world is losing its war on poverty. A new report by Philip Alston, the outgoing UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, says that politicians…

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Max Ufberg

Max Ufberg

Writer and editor. Previously at Medium, Pacific Standard, Wired