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Education First

Ban Ki-moon | Posted 11.21.2012 | Education
Ban Ki-moon

Education is not simply a moral imperative; it is the smart choice. Every dollar invested generates $10 to $15 in returns. Yet worldwide, some 61 million children are still not in school.

Where Poverty and Culture Intersect: Embracing Local Traditions to Better Fight Poverty

Ivonne A-Baki | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ivonne A-Baki

If the world's poor are to pull themselves out of extreme poverty and onto the path of development, culture is both a means and ends for doing so.