As the rich get richer, tackling inequality is a global struggle

A homeless person sleeps in a street of downtown Madrid, Spain, on the eve of the International Day for Eradication Poverty. Juan Carlos Hidalgo / EPA

Thursday is International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The UN-designated day has been around for more than three decades but is arguably much less widely marked or well-known than, for example, International Women’s Day, World Water Day or the International Day of Peace.