SDG1 NO POVERTY: How is SEP advancing SDG1?
Posted on August 13 2020
SDG1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Eradicating poverty in all its forms remains one of the greatest challenges facing humanity. On a global level, we had witnessed a decline in extreme poverty from 15.7 per cent in 2010 and 10.0 per cent in 2015. The pace of global poverty reduction has been decelerating. UN reports and statistics had estimated that the global poverty rate in 2019 is at 8.2 per cent. However, this estimation was before the worldwide health pandemic, COVID-19.
Source: UN Stats
The UN Statistics report 2020 on the advancements of SDGs goals, states that
- It is evident that women are disproportionately affected by the pandemic.
- Especially young workers are more prone to be systematically exposed to poverty than adults. In 2019, 12.8% of workers between the ages of 15 and 24 lived in poverty, compared with 6.3% of workers over the age of 24, with the difference between youth and adult working poverty rates decreasing only marginally since 2000.
- These disparities are likely to be exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis, which has already led to a sharp increase in unemployment and underemployment, a decline in labour income and job-quality challenges. (UN Report 2020)
The below table lists all the SDG1 2030 targets and addresses how SEP Jordan is advancing them: