End poverty in all its forms, everywhere.More on SDG 1
Despite notable successes in poverty reduction since 1990, over 800 million people still live in extreme poverty, of which approximately 70% are women. The ambition of the new sustainable development agenda is to eradicate extreme poverty entirely by 2030.
To comprehensively address the issue of poverty, Goal 1 includes a sub-goal on overcoming relative poverty, which is based on national definitions, in addition to overcoming extreme poverty. Poor people are particularly affected by economic and political crises, loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services, natural disasters and violence. To ensure that people who have escaped poverty do not fall back into poverty, measures are also needed to strengthen their resilience and build social protection systems.