Goal 1: End poverty

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Poverty is a human rights problem that results in lack of income and resources. Likewise, poverty is manifested in diverse ways, such as: hunger, malnutrition, limited access to adequate housing and limited education and health services. The United Nations is working with a series of goals, targets, and indicators which help to not only make the economic growth an inclusive one but promote equality and eradicate extreme poverty in the most vulnerable and impoverished areas as well. [Source]

1.2.1: Proportion of population living below the national poverty line, by sex and age

Goal 2: Zero Hunger
Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

At an international scale, progress has been made regarding the increase in life expectancy and the reduction of the most common causes of death related to infant and maternal mortality. Nevertheless, in order to achieve the objective of this Goal, it is crucial to develop programs and initiatives that improve health systems. Likewise, it is imperative to not only invest in adequate and accessible medical services but to educate the population regarding preventive measures and steps needed to reduce environmental pollution and to promote well-beign. [Source]

3.1.1: Maternal mortality ratio

3.1.2: Proportion of births attended by skilled health personnel

3.2.1: Under-5 mortality rate

3.2.2: Neonatal mortality rate

3.3.2: Tuberculosis incidence per 100,000 population

3.4.1: Mortality rate attributed to cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes or chronic respiratory disease

3.4.2: Suicide mortality rate

3.6.1: Death rate due to road traffic injuries

3.7.2: Adolescent birth rate (aged 10–14 years; aged 15–19 years) per 1,000 women in that age group

Goal 4: Quality Education
Goal 5: Gender Equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being at all ages is essential to sustainable development. Significant strides have been made in increasing life expectancy and reducing some of the common killers associated with child and maternal mortality, but working towards achieving the target of less than 70 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births by 2030 would require improvements in skilled delivery care. Many more efforts are needed to fully eradicate a wide range of diseases and address many different persistent and emerging health issues. [Source]

5.b.1: Proportion of individuals who own a mobile telephone, by sex

Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all

As labor productivity decreases and unemployment rates rise, standards of living begin to decline due to lower wages. A continued lack of decent work opportunities, insufficient investments and under-consumption lead to an erosion of the basic social contract underlying democratic societies: that all must share in progress. The lack of quality employment still constitutes a significant challenge to almost all economies. To be able to obtain sustainable economic growth, there needs to be labor opportunities for the age working population, increased access to financial services to manage incomes, accumulate assets and make productive investments. [Source]

8.5.2: Unemployment rate, by sex, age and persons with disabilities

Goal 9: Industries, Innovation, and Infraestructure
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

Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss

At the current time, thirteen million hectares of forests are being lost every year while the persistent degradation of drylands has led to the desertification of 3.6 billion hectares. Deforestation and desertification – caused by human activities and climate change – pose major challenges to sustainable development and have affected the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in the fight against poverty. By protecting forests, we will also be able to strengthen natural resource management and increase land productivity. [Source]

15.1.1: Forest area as a proportion of total land area

Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals