End poverty in all its forms everywhere
This month, Dianova emphasizes some of this Sustainable Development Goals adopted by United Nations member states at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015. This set of 17 goals has been designed to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030.
Eradicating poverty in all its forms remains one of the greatest challenges facing humanity. While the number of people living in extreme poverty has dropped by more than half – from 1.9 billion in 1990, to 836 million in 2015 – too many are still struggling for the most basic human needs.
Globally, more than 800 million people are still living on less than $1.25 a day; many lacking access to adequate food, clean drinking water and sanitation. Rapid economic growth in countries like China and India has lifted millions out of poverty, but progress has also been uneven. Women are disproportionately more likely to live in poverty than men due to unequal access to paid work, education and property.
Progress has also been limited in other regions, such as South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, which account for 80 percent of the global total of those living in extreme poverty. This rate is expected to rise due to new threats brought on by climate change, conflict and food insecurity.
- Extract from the United Nations Development Program's web site (UNDP)