Shruthi, Brand/Content Associate
SDG #1: No Poverty
Updated: Jun 19, 2020
This post is the first in a series of SDG explanation posts, designed to help you understand a bit about what each goal aims to achieve. ⠀
The UNDP's main target in relation to this SDG is to " 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" by 2030. Similarly, targets such as ones pertaining to economic, environmental, and governmental issues are also outlined.
This goal goes further than superficially reducing the number of people living in poverty. Rather, it focuses on the root of the problem: an inherent lack of opportunities and resources. By giving resilience, stability, and access to opportunities to people living in poverty, the poverty line will be lifted automatically. ⠀
The entire system- policies coupled with people's visions- needs to be changed to support this goal. This change begins with people like yourself, which is why our summit supports projects that will address this issue closely! Whether it's your local community or eventually a larger segment of the population, your project work related to SDG#1 can be a part of the efforts being made to achieve the goal by 2030.
So, are you in? Join us this summer, and have the opportunity to use SDG#1 as a focal point of your project work!