Goal 1: End all forms of poverty in the world

Goal 1: End all forms of poverty in the world

Extreme poverty rates have fallen by more than half since 1990. While this is a remarkable achievement, one in five people in developing areas still live on less than $1.25 a day, and there are many millions of people who earn a little more than that amount every day. Added to this is that many people are at risk of falling back into poverty.

Poverty goes far beyond just a lack of income and lack of resources to ensure a sustainable livelihood. Among its manifestations are hunger and malnutrition, limited access to education and other basic services, discrimination and social exclusion, as well as a lack of participation in decision-making processes. Economic growth must be inclusive, with the aim of creating sustainable jobs and promoting equality.

Facts and figures

  • 836 million people still live in extreme poverty
  • About one in five people in developing regions live on less than $1.25 a day
  • The vast majority of people living on less than $1.25 a day belong to two regions: South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa
  • High poverty rates are frequent in small, fragile and conflict-affected countries
  • One in seven children under the age of five is not of age-appropriate height
  • In 2014, 42,000 people were forced to leave their homes in search of protection every day due to conflict.


1.1     By 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people worldwide, currently measured on the basis of those living on less than $ 1.25 per day

1.2     By 2030, reduce by at least half the share of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its forms, according to national definitions

1.3 Implement nationally adequate social protection systems and security measures for all, including the lowest levels, and by 2030 achieve substantial coverage of poor and vulnerable people

1.4     By 2030, ensure that all men and women, especially the poorest and most vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, along with access to basic services, private ownership, control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources , appropriate new technologies and financial services, including microfinance

1.5     By 2030, strengthen the resilience of the poor and those in vulnerable situations and reduce their exposure and vulnerability to extreme weather events, disasters and economic, social and environmental shocks

1.a Ensure adequate mobilization of resources from diverse sources, including through development cooperation, in order to provide adequate and reliable means for developing countries, in particular least developed countries, by implementing programs and policies to end to poverty in all its forms

1.b Build robust national, regional and international policy systems, based on pro-poor and gender-sensitive development strategies, to support accelerated investment in anti-poverty actions