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As Gap Between Rich and Poor Widens, Global Safety Net in Danger

As Gap Between Rich and Poor Widens, Global Safety Net in Danger

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

Advances in human development risk being erased without a renewed global commitment to eradicating inequality, tackling climate change, and providing basic services, according to the UN's 2014 Human Development Report, Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Enhancing Resilience (pdf), released Thursday in Tokyo, Japan.