NAVCA Summary - UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty & Human Rights
Mon 26 Nov 2018
In the last few days the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty & Human Rights published the findings of a fortnight-long investigation across the UK.
Within the report attention is drawn to increasing levels of child poverty, in-work poverty and the failure to date of Universal Credit. Mention is also made of the role of the voluntary sector and civil society in supporting communities in need. The report makes for depressing reading, and despite the stark findings which have emerged from compelling evidence, the government have been dismissive and have shown what Alston describes as a “striking disconnect” from ordinary people.
A full version of the report will be presented to the UNHCR in 2019. NAVCA have produced a summary of key take-outs from the report, which we hope you’ll find interesting.