Goal 1: End Poverty

  • Goal 1: End Poverty
  • Goal 2: Zero hunger
  • Goal 3: Good Health And Well-Being
  • Goal 4: Quality Education
  • Goal 5: Gender Equality
  • Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
  • Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
  • Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
  • Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
  • Goal 13: Climat Action
  • Goal 14: Life Below Water
  • Goal 15: Life On Land
  • Goal 16: Peace, Justice ans Strong Institutions
  • Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals

End Poverty in All Its Forms Everywhere.

Eradicating poverty in all its forms remains one of the greatest challenges facing humanity. While the number of people living in extreme poverty has dropped by more than half between 1990 and 2015, too many are still struggling to meet their most basic human needs.

As of 2015, around 736 million people lived on less than US$1.90 a day, with many lacking food, clean drinking water and basic sanitation. Rapid economic growth in countries such as China and India has lifted millions out of poverty, but such progress has been unevenly distributed.

Women are far more likely to remain in poverty than men as they have less access to paid work, education, and thereby own less property.

Furthermore, such progress has been unevenly distributed across global regions, particularly in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. These regions account for approximately 80 percent of all people who live in extreme poverty. New threats brought on by climate change, food insecurity and conflict mean even greater efforts will be needed to bring people out of poverty.

The SDGs are a bold commitment to end poverty in all forms and dimensions by 2030. This involves targeting the most vulnerable populations, increasing basic resources and services, and supporting communities affected by conflict and climate-related disasters.

Facts and figures

736 million736 million people still live in extreme poverty.
10%10 percent of the world’s population live in extreme poverty, down from 36 percent in 1990.
1.3 billionSome 1.3 billion people live in multidimensional poverty.
50%Half of all people living in poverty are under 18.
1 in 10One person in every 10 is extremely poor.
80%80 percent of people living on less than $1.90 are in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

Source: UN

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