On June 30, 2020, the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights delivered a statement on the opening panel of a High-Level Meeting convened by the President of the UN General Assembly, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande.

The goal of this meeting was to launch the Alliance for Poverty Eradication, a new forum for member states to raise awareness about the dangers that poverty poses to world peace, human rights, and sustainable development, and to galvanize countries, the international community, and other stakeholders, to move towards poverty eradication.