The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a blueprint for a better and more sustainable future for all. It is therefore right that the first of them is to “end poverty in all its forms everywhere”. However, the onset of the Covid-19 global pandemic has dealt a big blow to this aim, with global poverty increasing last year for the first time in decades.
Within SDG 1, the second target (1.2) states: By 2030, reduce by at least half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions.
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