A/RES/70/218 United Nations Distr.: General 15 February 2016 General Assembly Seventieth session Agenda item 24 (a) Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 22 December 2015 [on the report of the Second Committee (A/70/476/Add.1)] 70/218. Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2008–2017) The General Assembly, Recalling its resolution 69/234 of 19 December 2014 and all other resolutions related to the eradication of poverty, Recalling also the United Nations Millennium Declaration, adopted by Heads of State and Government on the occasion of the Millennium Summit, 1 as well as the international commitment to eradicate extreme poverty and to halve, by 2015, the proportion of the world’s people whose income is less than 1 United States dollar a day 2 and the proportion of people who suffer from hunger, Recalling further the 2005 World Summit Outcome 3 and the outcome document of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, entitled “The future we want”, 4 Taking note of the ongoing efforts to implement the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2011–2020, 5 adopted in May 2011 at the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries, the SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) Pathway, 6 adopted in September 2014 at the third International Conference on Small Island Developing States, and the Vienna Programme of Action for Landlocked Developing Countries for the Decade 2014–2024, 7 adopted in November 2014 at the second United Nations Conference on Landlocked Developing Countries, and recognizing that middle-income countries still face significant challenges in achieving sustainable development and the need , _______________ 1 Resolution 55/2. Since 2008, United Nations reports on the Millennium Development Goals have been using a poverty line of 1.25 United States dollars a day. 3 Resolution 60/1. 4 Resolution 66/288, annex. 5 Report of the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries, Istanbul, Turkey, 9–13 May 2011 (A/CONF.219/7), chap. II. 6 Resolution 69/15, annex. 7 Resolution 69/137, annex II. 2 15-16972 (E) *1516972* Please recycle

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