Focusing on Poverty

Every year, six million children die from malnutrition before their sixth birthday. This was just one the facts surrounding poverty across the globe that was brought to light at a poverty forum in Greenville Thursday night.

The League of Women Voters of Pitt County co-sponsored the forum, one of hundreds being held across the globe. It's an event that is organized by the United Nation.

A panel of experts discussed possible solutions for poverty on a global level and also about the impoverished conditions in parts of Eastern Carolina.

The annual international forums are part of an effort called "The People Speak."