Saturday, January 6, 2018

Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Giving people in every part of the world the support they need to lift themselves out of poverty in all its manifestations is the very essence of sustainable development. Goal 1 focuses on ending poverty through interrelated strategies, including the promotion of social protection systems, decent employment and building the resilience of the poor.

  • An estimated 767 million people lived below the extreme poverty line in 2013,  down from 1.7 billion people in 1999. This represents a reduction in the global  rate of extreme poverty from 28 per cent in 1999 to 11 per cent in 2013. 
  •  Almost 10 per cent of the employed population worldwide lived with their families  on less than 1.90 US dollars per person per day in 2016. Vulnerability was much  higher for younger workers: 9 per cent of adult workers and their families lived in extreme poverty compared to 15 per cent of youth workers.
  •  In 2016, only 22 per cent of the unemployed worldwide received unemployment benefits, 28 per cent of people with severe disabilities collected a disability pension, 35 per cent of children were covered by social protection, 41 per cent of women giving birth received maternity benefits, and 68 per cent of people above retirement age collected a pension. 
  •  economic losses from natural hazards are now reaching an average of 250 billion to 300 billion US dollars a year, with a disproportionate impact on small and vulnerable countries. 


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