Extreme poverty rates have been cut by more than half since 1990. While this is a remarkable achievement, one in five people in developing regions still live on less than US$ 1.25 a day. Moreover, many people are at risk of slipping back into poverty.
Poverty is more than the lack of income and resources, and indicates the need to ensure a sustainable livelihood in order to access opportunities and participate fully in society.
Its manifestations include hunger and malnutrition, limited access to education and other basic services, social discrimination and exclusion as well as the lack of participation in decision-making. Economic growth must be inclusive to provide sustainable jobs, promote equality and eliminate poverty, including extreme poverty.