Goal 1 – Extreme Poverty
More than 1 billion people survive on less than a dollar a day. 2.7 billion people—nearly half the world’s population—survives on less than two dollars a day. Extreme poverty is one of the world’s biggest challenges, yet #GlobalResolutions is determined to change this with your help! Please join the community, and resolve to make a real difference in people’s lives.
The target of reducing extreme poverty rates by half was met five years ahead of the 2015 deadline. The global poverty rate at $1.25 a day fell in 2010 to less than half the 1990 rate. 700 million fewer people lived in conditions of extreme poverty in 2010 than in 1990. The hunger reduction target should be almost met by 2015.
At the global level 1.2 billion people are still living in extreme poverty. The gender gap in employment persists, with a 24.8 percentage point difference between men and women in the employment-to-population ratio in 2012. Globally, about 842 million people are estimated to be undernourished. More than 99 million children under age five are still undernourished and underweight. 863 million people are estimated to be living in slums in 2012 compared to 650 million in 1990 and 760 million in 2000.