End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Progress against poverty continues but has slowed, jeopardizing achievement of the Goal
More than 700 million people live in extreme poverty and are struggling to fulfil the most basic needs like health, education, and access to water and sanitation.
The decline of extreme poverty continues, but the pace has slowed, and the world is not on track to achieving the target of ending poverty by 2030. Extreme poverty today is concentrated and overwhelmingly affects rural populations. Increasingly, it is exacerbated by violent conflicts and climate change. Tackling the remaining pockets of extreme poverty will be challenging due to their persistence and complexity – often involving the interplay of social, political and economic factors.