September 23, 2022

MPPN and Nigeria High-Level Side Event to the 77th UN General Assembly: Driving Multidimensional Poverty Reduction To Secure Well-Being for All

Federal Republic of Nigeria, Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network MPPN, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative OPHI, UNDP Nigeria


Millennium Hilton New York
One UN Paza
New York, NY
Virtual via livestream

Date & Time

September 23, 2022
2:00PM EDT - 4:00PM EDT

As the world confronts a number of crises—environmental, economic, political, and medical—there is a need for countries to reaffirm the commitment of the Sustainable Development Goals to eradicating poverty in all its dimensions and securing well-being for all. Achieving these goals will require a renewed focus on the overlapping deprivations experienced by the poorest members of society and a willingness to explore innovative and multisectoral policies for reducing them. The Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) is a tool that can highlight these issues and help inform their solutions.

This high-level side event will be hosted by the President of Nigeria, His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, with the participation of heads of state and international organizations. It will bring together global leaders to share their commitments to using MPIs to drive poverty reduction, inform policy actions, and promote well-being.

The event is organized on behalf of the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN), a network of senior policymakers from more than 60 countries and 19 international organizations focused on measuring and reducing multidimensional poverty. The Secretariat is hosted by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) at the University of Oxford.