3. What’s the goal here?
The goal here is to end up poverty by 2030. More than 700 million
people still live in extreme poverty and are struggling to fulfil the most
basic needs like health, education, and access to water and sanitation,
to name a few.
4. WHY IS THERE SO MUCH POVERTY IN THE WORLD?
Poverty has many dimensions, but its causes include unemployment,
social exclusion, and high vulnerability of certain population to
disasters, diseases and other phenomena which prevent them from
6. What can we do to help?
As we are not directly affected by poverty we many times think
there is nothing we could do about it. However in our daily life there
are many actions or activities through which poverty can be clashed.
If you are a young person, first of all you have to be sure that your
voice is being heard. To do this you have to know your rights, so in
this way more creative and innovative ideas are spread and can
cause a change. Also, you can contribute with different
organisations or with those people who sometimes need a hand.
7. If you are in the private sector, it’s a good idea to
focus on poor people, those who have economic scarcity.
There are different ways to do this from the private
sector, such as segmenting the economy where most of the
people are active or even by providing economic
opportunities to these people. If you are part of this
sector is important to have a role in this problematic as
this is a huge sector
8. Why should I care about other people’s economic situation?
There are many reasons, but the most important one is
because that we are all human beings, our well- being
is linked to each other. Growing inequality is
detrimental to economic growth and undermines social
cohesion, increasing political and social tensions.
9. Can we end poverty?
Is this an achievable goal?
Yes. To end extreme poverty worldwide in 20 years,
economist Jeffrey Sachs calculated that the total
cost per year would be about $175 billion. This
represents less than one percent of the combined
income of the richest countries in the world.