Eliminate all forms of poverty all over the world.
Since 1990, the extreme poverty rate has dropped by half. Although the results are remarkable, one-fifth of people in developing regions still live below the US$1.25 per day poverty line. Millions of people have daily incomes barely above this level, and many people are at risk of returning to poverty.
Poverty is not only a lack of income and resources that make it difficult to maintain a livelihood, but also manifests itself in hunger and malnutrition, inadequate access to education and other basic public services, social discrimination and exclusion, and inability to participate in decision-making. Economic growth must be inclusive to provide sustainable employment and promote equity.
Mankind still faces severe challenges in completely eradicating poverty:
● 1.2 billion people are still in extreme poverty
● One in five people in developing regions still lives under US$1.25 a day
● The vast majority of people whose daily standard of living is under US$1.25 live in two regions: Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa
● High poverty rates are common in small, fragile and conflict-affected countries
● Among the children under five in the world, a quarter are below the normal value of their age
● In 2013, 3,200 children had to flee their homes to seek asylum due to war