WHY THE UN IS INVESTIGATING EXTREME POVERTY … IN AMERICA, THE WORLD’S RICHEST NATION.

WHY THE UN IS INVESTIGATING EXTREME POVERTY … IN AMERICA, THE WORLD’S RICHEST NATION. At the heart of Philip Alston’s special mission will be one question: can Americans enjoy fundamental human rights if they’re unable to meet basic living standards?’ Deana Lucion, who lives in McDowell County, West Virginia. Life expectancy for men in McDowell County is 64 years old – the same as for men in Namibia. Photograph: Jeff Swensen. The United Nations monitor on extreme poverty and human rights has embarked on a coast-to-coast tour of the US to hold the world’s richest nation – and its president – to account for the hardships endured by America’s most vulnerable citizens. The

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