Goal 1: No Poverty
End poverty in all its forms everywhere.
Eradicate extreme poverty
By 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, currently measured as people living on less than $1.25 a day.
Reduce poverty by at least 50%
By 2030, reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions.
Implement social protection systems
Implement nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all, including floors, and by 2030 achieve substantial coverage of the poor and the vulnerable.
Equal rights to ownership, basic services, technology and economic resources
By 2030, ensure that all men and women, in particular the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology and financial services, including microfinance.
Build resilience to environmental, economic and social disasters
By 2030, build the resilience of the poor and those in vulnerable situations and reduce their exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events and other economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters.
Mobilize resources to implement policies to end poverty
Ensure significant mobilization of resources from a variety of sources, including through enhanced development cooperation, in order to provide adequate and predictable means for developing countries, in particular least developed countries, to implement programmes and policies to end poverty in all its dimensions.
Create pro-poor and gender-sensitive policy frameworks
Create sound policy frameworks at the national, regional and international levels, based on pro-poor and gender-sensitive development strategies, to support accelerated investment in poverty eradication actions.
Extreme poverty, defined by the World Bank as living on less than $1.90 a day, affects 10% of the world population. While that number is down nearly 36%, 734 million people are living without very basic necessities.
The majority of the global poor, 79%, live in rural areas and lack access to quality education, with a poverty rate three times higher than those living in urban areas.
The economic and population losses from climate-related disasters and natural disasters are felt greatest by poverty-stricken countries, which have risen 151% since 1997, costing almost $3 trillion dollars and losing approximately 1.3 million lives. More than 90% of internationally reported deaths originate in lower income countries.
people living without basic necessities
of the global poor live in rural areas
Despite having a job there are still about 8% of people that still live in extreme poverty; in Africa this statistic makes up 38% of the population. Studies show that education is one of the major contributors to reducing poverty in communities.
Yet, education remains elusive for thousands of children across the globe. Only ⅓ of all countries spend between 15-20% on education. Almost 250 million children are out of school because of cost, work, exploitation, distance, or any number of other factors.
By increasing the number of free or reduced cost schools that can be accessible to a larger portion of suffering communities, more children will benefit. Simply reducing illiteracy rates can help 171 million people out of extreme poverty.
Annual social protection data are compiled by the International Labour Organization (ILO) through its Social Security Inquiry, sourced from national administrative data. The indicators are disseminated through ILO World Social Protection Data Dashboards
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