Goal 1: No Poverty

No Poverty

Although global poverty rates have greatly improved since 2000, individuals in developing countries still fall behind. People are not only hungry, but they are also malnourished. They are uneducated and their living standards are incomparable to our own. The lack of social and economic structure leaves impoverished areas vulnerable to unpredictable disasters. We aim to help change that.

What’s the Goal?

UN goal #1 is to reduce poverty rates by 50%, and to ensure that all people are given equal access to essential resources by 2030.

Why Does it Matter?

While we may feel untouched by those living in poverty, our well-being is linked as humankind.
From social to political growth, inequalities cause tension between nations and can ultimately result in instability.

Why is there so much poverty in the world?

An uneven distribution of the benefits of economic growth are largely to blame for the poverty
in our world. Impoverished areas fight to improve, but without help they fall deeper into poverty.

Can we achieve this goal?

The rate of those escaping poverty falls under the rate we would need to attain this goal. This
rate has fallen to under half a percentage point a year, declining below the 25-year average of one point per year.
However, the calculated amount to end poverty is $175 billion – an affordable amount when combining the income of
the world’s richest countries.

What can I do about it?

With your help, we can increase funding for impoverished areas. When selecting your 5
charities, simply include a poverty-focused organization such as Oxfam, Save the Children, or ActionAid.

Goal 1 Facts & Figures


women aged 25 to 34 live in extreme poverty for every 100 men the same age group.


of the world’s workers live with their families on
less than US$1.90 per person per day


People live below the international poverty line of US$1.90.

Goal 1 Targets

  • Decrease the number of men, women, and children living in poverty in half by 2030.
  • Provide equal accessibility to economic resources for all men and women.
  • Reduce the poor’s exposure and vulnerability to natural and environmental disasters.
  • Mobilize resources to increase accessibility for poor and developing countries.
  • Implement policies that guarantee and protect impoverished individuals on all levels.
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