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- Sustainable Development Goals
- Goal 1: No poverty
- Goal 2: Zero Hunger
- Goal 3: Good Health and Well- Being
- Goal 4: Quality Education
- Goal 5: Gender Equality
- Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
- Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
- Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic growth
- Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
- Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
- Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
- Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
- Goal 13: Climate Action
- Goal 14: Life below Water
- Goal 15: Life on Land
- Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
- Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals
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Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Poverty is the lack of income and resources to ensure a sustainable livelihood. Poverty has many dimensions, but its causes include hunger, malnutrition, unemployment, limited access to education, social exclusion, and high vulnerability of certain population to disasters, diseases and other phenomena which prevent them from being productive.
More than 700 million people still live in extreme poverty. That’s a lot of people. About 70 per cent of the global total of extremely poor people lives in Southern Asia and Africa. However, this issue also affects developed countries. Right now there are 30 million children growing up poor in the world’s richest countries.
Scientists calculated that the total cost of action to eradicate poverty around the world in the next 20 years would be about $175 billion. This represents less than one percent of the combined income of the richest countries in the world.
Goal 1 in Belarus
Even if you are not poor, it's good to be aware of other people’s economic situation. There are many reasons, but in short, because as human beings, our wellbeing is linked to each other. Growing inequality is detrimental to economic growth and undermines social cohesion, increasing political and social tensions and, in some circumstances, driving instability and conflicts.
In 1998, 1.2 million people lived below the poverty line in Belarus. By 2008, the figure was zero. According to the data, in 2016 Belarus was on 95th place out of 149 countries in terms of living standards.