ERADICATE EXTREME POVERTY & HUNGER
Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people whose income is less than $1.25 a day
- The target of reducing extreme poverty rates by half was met five years ahead of the 2015 deadline.
- More than 1 billion people have been lifted out of extreme poverty since 1990.
- In 1990, nearly half of the population in the developing regions lived on less than $1.25 a day. This rate dropped to 14 per cent in 2015.
- At the global level more than 800 million people are still living in extreme poverty.
Achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all, including women and young people
- Globally, 300 million workers lived below the $1.25 a day poverty line in 2015.
- The global employment-to-population ratio – the proportion of the working-age population that is employed – has fallen from 62 per cent in 1991 to 60 per cent in 2015, with an especially significant downturn during the global economic crisis of 2008/2009.
- Only four in ten young women and men aged 15-24 are employed in 2015, compared with five in ten in 1991.
Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people who suffer from hunger
- The proportion of undernourished people in the developing regions has fallen by almost half since 1990.
- Globally, about 795 million people are estimated to be undernourished.
- More than 90 million children under age five are still undernourished and underweight.
MDG 1 Infographic