In 2015, the international community adopted a set of 17 goals as part of a new global agenda on sustainable development.
GOAL 1: No poverty
Why this goal?
Poverty is the most common cause of health risk, crime , restrain people like us to not have basic human rights and deprive them of human dignity.
22000 children die everyday due to poverty.
Objective: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
How is poverty defined?
Poverty is a concept intrinsically linked to welfare – and there are many ways in which one can try to measure wellbeing. The World Bank is the primary source for global information on extreme poverty. The poverty line was revised in 2015—since then, a person is considered to be in extreme poverty if they live on less than 1.90 international dollars (int.-$) per day.
What is Poverty
Poverty eradication solutions
A sustainably managed environment is a prerequisite for socio-economic development and poverty reduction. The natural environment supplies ecosystem goods and services that provide income, support job creation, poverty alleviation, contribute to safety nets and reduce inequity. With this first goal world policy makers realise that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for the achievement of inclusive and peaceful societies. According to the Sustainable Development Goals Report 2017, countries with higher income inequality suffer from higher levels of violence. The report found that countries with high levels of income inequality had, on average, a homicide rate that was nine times greater than countries where income was more evenly distributed in 2015.
Progress so far: Many countries have taken action to end poverty since the Agenda was adopted. Few of the examples are :
The Government of Tanzania, , started a massive overhaul of its current national programme, the Tanzania Productive Social Safety Nets, to reach people living below the food poverty line. The Norwegian government is focusing on quality education and employment, especially for young people and those at risk of marginalization while Sweden has developed a welfare model with the ambition and ability to guarantee all inhabitants access to health care, school and education, housing and employment. India is generating meaningful employment by developing agricultural infrastructure, productive assets and entrepreneurship-based livelihood opportunities.
To know UAE Govt’s initiative on SDG goal 1, click here.
Goal’s link with the environmetal issues:
Climate change and exposure to natural disasters threaten to derail efforts to eradicate poverty. A great bulk of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable citizens live in disaster-prone countries, and their number keeps increasing.
Did you know?
The UN marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 17 October.
Appropriate Quote: “In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.”
To know more:
To get more information on global extreme poverty, click here
For the 2017 global poverty update from the World Bank, click here .
A TED talk by Gary Haugen on -The hidden reason for poverty the world needs to address now.