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No Poverty

In September 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. If these Goals are completed, it would mean an end to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030.
Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

  • [New] Global goals tackling poverty, inequality, injustice and climate change face a $100 trillion funding shortfall and are likely to be missed unless 10% of global economic output is directed to the U.N. targets every year to 2030. News24
  • [New] Every garment sold raises money to fight poverty around the world: one dress could raise enough money to buy drought / flood-resistant seeds for a family to keep growing food despite a changing climate. What's On Stirling
  • [New] Repurposing the subsidies to beneficial activities could be a game changer and help to end poverty, eradicate hunger, improve nutrition, reduce global heating and restore nature. The Guardian
  • [New] Cervical cancer could be virtually eliminated in the United States by 2030 in communities with low poverty rates, but not until 2044 in communities with high poverty rates. HealthITAnalytics
  • [New] A refundable tax credit program for non-elderly adults would address remaining poverty and allow Canada to achieve the goals set by the Poverty Reduction Act to reduce the poverty rate to 6% by 2030. The School of Public Policy
  • [New] By 2030, the Belt and Road projects, which have attracted the participation of some 140 countries, could help lift 7.6 million people out of extreme poverty and 32 million people out of moderate poverty across the world.
  • [New] Nearly 97% of Afghanistan's population could slip below the poverty line amid a prevailing humanitarian crisis aggravated by a prolonged drought, food shortages and the Covid-19 pandemic, the United Nations has warned. The Independent
  • [New] Afghanistan is teetering on the brink of universal poverty that could become a reality in the middle of 2022 unless urgent efforts are made to bolster local communities and their economies. The Irish Times
  • [New] Climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing farmers and workers in global supply chains, and has the potential of deepening the vulnerability and poverty context of thousands of farmers and workers in sub-Saharan Africa. Fairtrade Foundation
  • [New] By 2080, climate change will increase the intensity of dry spells and subsequently worsen the incidence of poverty among smallholder farmers by 4.6 percentage points in all agro-ecological regions in Zambia. World Bank Group
  • [New] Other key opportunities for Welsh Government to consider include its intended review of the threshold for Free School Meals, which we recommend it undertake alongside wider measures to tackle the impacts of child poverty. The Children's Society
  • With the interim Scottish child poverty targets looming in 2024 and a global pandemic still doing its damage, it is a good time to reflect on both of Scotland's Governments' roles in reducing poverty. JRF
  • Based on current projections, the global poverty rate is expected to be 7% in 2030 (around 600 million people), missing the target of eradicating poverty unless immediate and substantial policy actions are taken. Economic Analysis & Policy Division of United Nations DESA
  • After four decades of conflict and crises, the people of Afghanistan are facing multiple threats, including hunger, violence, extreme poverty, human rights abuses and COVID-19. United Nations Association
  • As of 2021 and prior to the current crisis, at least 3.5 million Afghans remained uprooted within Afghanistan because of violence, political unrest, poverty, climate crisis, and lack of economic opportunity. Quartz
  • People from Argentina to Zambia will have an opportunity to play a crucial role in the global challenges we collectively face, such as climate change, poverty and public health. The News-Gazette
  • Africa should call for reforms that will make the Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust more responsive to African needs and more accountable to Africans. The Conversation
  • Surveys conducted lately by UNRWA confirm that employment opportunities, including as daily paid workers, of Palestine refugees in Lebanon have become almost inexistent and that almost all Palestine refugees are living below the poverty line. UNRWA
  • Ensuring women have the right to own land could lift millions of people out of hunger, reduce rural poverty, and improve sustainable natural resource management. ESRI
  • Africa is considered the final true frontier for African exploration in which significant untapped reserves have the potential to rapidly increase energy access and economic development whilst alleviating poverty by 2030. Pan African Visions
  • The BRI could contribute to lifting 7.6 million people from extreme poverty and 32 million from moderate poverty, boost trade by 2.8 to 9.7% for participating countries and by 1.7 to 6.2% for the world, and increase global incomes by 0.7 to 2.9%.
  • Real GDP in Kenya under a green economy could exceed a business-as-usual scenario by 12% by 2030, pulling 3.1 millon people out of poverty while boosting agricultural yields by 15%. Business Daily

Last updated: 19 September 2021