GOAL 01: NO POVERTY
GOAL BY 2030: ERADICATE ABSOLUTE POVERTY. NOBODY SHOULD LIVE BELOW THE INTERNATIONAL POVERTY LINE (CURRENTLY $1.90/DKK 13.00 PER DAY).
Relative poverty must be addressed, not just absolute poverty. Exact definitions of relative poverty vary from country to country. Broadly speaking, it means having far less money and far worse living conditions than others around you, and finding it difficult to participate in society on equal terms.
Absolute poverty may be a thing of the past in Denmark, but Statistics Denmark classifies approximately 250,000 people as relatively poor. This figure excludes students, who volunteer to accept a low income temporarily in order to earn more later on. The UN goal is to reduce relative poverty by at least half in all countries by 2030.
Globally, more women live in poverty than men. By 2030, women and men must have equal access to economic resources such as wages, land, inheritance, pensions and property, to basic services like health, water and electricity, to new technologies and to banking. Social security must act as a safety net for poor and vulnerable people in times of economic, social and environmental crisis and disaster.