Global Goal 1: No poverty

Poverty is more than a lack of income and means to build a sustainable existence. It manifests itself in hunger and malnutrition, limited access to education and other basic provisions, social discrimination and exclusion, and a lack of participation in decision-making. Economic growth must be accessible to all to create sustainable employment and promote equality.

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In short

  • Poverty must be eradicated from the world everywhere and in all forms
  • We can achieve this by generating income

Global Goal

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End poverty everywhere and in all forms

According to the United Nations, no one should live in extreme poverty in 2030. Global Goal 1 means more than just extreme poverty. For example, it has been determined that all countries must commit themselves to better social security systems. This means, for example, coming up with policies and setting up programs for an inclusive labour market based on equality. In addition, it should not be possible for people to be in poverty due to unemployment, illness, old age or disability. If this happens, a person must be able to fall back on supportive social systems.

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Economic means

At the same time, all men and women - especially poor and vulnerable people - should be entitled to economic resources such as land, technology and financial services, including microfinancing and the right to work. That is why it is also described that all countries must ensure that poor people are less affected by natural disasters and social and economic crises.


In short:

  • promoting sustainable living;
  • reducing hunger and malnutrition;
  • improving access to education and facilities;
  • reduce social discrimination and exclusion;
  • have a say in decision-making;
  • creating sustainable jobs;
  • promote equality.