Goal 1: No poverty
Eradicating poverty in all its forms remains one of the greatest challenges facing humanity. While the number of people living in extreme poverty dropped by more than half between 1990 and 2015, too many are still struggling for the most basic human needs.
Globally, about 736 million people are still living on less than US$1.90 a day (2015), many lacking access to adequate food, clean drinking water and sanitation. Rapid economic growth in countries like China and India has lifted millions out of poverty, but progress has been uneven. Women are more likely to live in poverty than men due to unequal access to paid work, education and property.
Progress has also been limited in other regions, such as South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, which account for 80 percent of those living in extreme poverty. New threats brought on by climate change, conflict and food insecurity, mean even more work is needed to bring people out of poverty.
The SDGs are a bold commitment to finish what we started, and end poverty in all forms and dimensions by 2030. This involves targeting the most vulnerable, increasing access to basic resources and services, and supporting communities affected by conflict and climate-related disasters.
736 million people still live in extreme poverty.
10% of the world’s population live in extreme poverty, down from 36% in 1990.
Some 1.3 billion people live in multidimensional poverty.
Half of all people living in poverty are younger than 18 years old.
1 in 10
One person in every ten in the world are extremely poor.
80% of people living on less than $1.90 are in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.