No poverty is the number one goal according to the United Nation Development Programme.
Eradicating poverty in all its forms remains one of the greatest challenges facing humanity and essential for social inclusion. While the number of people living in extreme poverty dropped by more than half between 1990 and 2015 – from 1.9 billion to 836 million – too many are still struggling for the most basic human needs.
Globally, more than 800 million people are still living on less than 1.15 EUR a day, many lacking access to adequate food, clean drinking water and sanitation. Rapid economic growth in some countries 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. New threats brought on by climate change, conflict and food insecurity, mean even more work is needed to bring people out of poverty.
Partner LatConsul hosted a webinar SDG1 on 6th of February.