Goal 1: No Poverty

Goal 1: No Poverty

Sustainable Development Goal 1, one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals are targets for global development adopted in September 2015, set to be achieved by 2030.


All countries of the world have agreed to work towards achieving these goals.

This goal aims to end poverty, in all its forms, everywhere. Globally, poverty has been in decline, but even before this year, the pace of that decline had slowed. 

The Targets

The UN has defined 7 Targets and 14 Indicators for goal 1. Targets specify the goals and Indicators represent the metrics by which the world aims to track whether these Targets are achieved. 

Target 1.1

By 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, currently measured as people living on less than $1.25 a day.

Target 1.2

By 2030, reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions.

Target 1.3

Implement nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all, including floors, and by 2030 achieve substantial coverage of the poor and the vulnerable.

Target 1.4

By 2030, ensure that all men and women, in particular the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology and financial services, including microfinance.

Target 1.5

By 2030, build the resilience of the poor and those in vulnerable situations and reduce their exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events and other economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters.

Target 1.A:

Ensure significant mobilization of resources from a variety of sources, including through enhanced development cooperation, in order to provide adequate and predictable means for developing countries, in particular least developed countries, to implement programmes and policies to end poverty in all its dimensions.

Target 1.B

Create sound policy frameworks at the national, regional and international levels, based on pro-poor and gender-sensitive development strategies, to support accelerated investment in poverty eradication actions

Fact and Figures

0 million
people still live in extreme poverty.
0 %
of the world’s population live in extreme poverty, down from 36 percent in 1990.
0 billion
people live in multidimensional poverty.
0 %
of all people living in poverty are under 18.
1 in 0
is extremely poor.
0 %
of people living on less than $1.90 are in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.