SDG Goals

No Poverty

Goal 1: No poverty

One of the greatest challenges faced by the humanity is eradicating poverty in all its forms. Between 1990 and 2015, the number of people dropped by more than half living in extreme poverty. Many lack food, clean drinking water and sanitation; about 736 million people lived on less than USD 1.90 a day, in 2015.

Progress has been uneven although the rapid growth in countries such as India and China has million out of poverty.

Regions like South Asia and sub- Saharan Africa progress has been limited, account for 80% of those living in extreme poverty. To bring people out of poverty, much work is needed in new threats brought on by climate change, conflict and food insecurity.

By 2030, end of poverty in all forms and dimensions are a bold commitment by the SDG’s to finish what we started.

Facts and Figures:

Everyone is needed to reach these ambitious targets.
  • 1 736 million - People are living still in extreme poverty.
  • 2 10% - From, down from 36%, 10% of the world's population live in extreme poverty.
  • 3 1.3 Billion - People live in multidimensional poverty of some 1.3 billion people.
  • 4 80% of the people living in less than $1.90 are in South-Asia and Sub-saharan Africa.
  • 5 1 person out of 10 is extremely poor.
  • 6 Half of the people living in poverty are under 18.

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