17.10.2018 - Natural Sciences Sector

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Today, an estimated 635 million people still live in extreme poverty, which is more than than 8% of the world’s population. The vast majority live in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Poverty eradication is the first Sustainable Development Goal of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

It is, however, closely linked to other goals such as ensuring good health and hygiene conditions, access to quality education for all, opportunities for decent employment, gender equality and access to safe and affordable drinking water for all.

The World Water Development Report editions shows how improved access to clean drinking water alleviates the burdens carried by the poor and the undernourished, and it reduces mortality rates.

Read the World Water Development Report


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