Ending Poverty — SDG1 | #2030InSight

Tej Kohli
3 min readMay 11, 2023

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a blueprint for a better and more sustainable future for all. The first of these goals is to end poverty in all its forms everywhere. This is a bold and ambitious target, but one that is absolutely essential if we are to create a world that is just and equitable for all.

Poverty is one of the most pressing issues facing humanity today. According to the World Bank, over 700 million people currently live in extreme poverty, meaning they survive on less than $1.90 a day. This kind of poverty is not only a moral failing, but it also undermines economic growth, stability, and security, and exacerbates social inequalities.

To achieve the goal of ending poverty, we need to address the root causes of poverty and inequality. This means creating policies that promote inclusive economic growth, investing in education and healthcare, ensuring access to clean water and sanitation, and empowering marginalised communities.

One important step towards ending poverty is to promote economic growth that benefits everyone, not just a privileged few. This means investing in industries that create jobs and provide decent wages, especially in sectors that are traditionally overlooked, such as agriculture and eye health. It also means promoting fair trade practices and reducing income inequality.

Access to education and healthcare are also crucial for ending poverty. Education provides people with the skills and knowledge they need to participate in the workforce and contribute to their communities. Healthcare ensures that people are healthy and able to work, and it also provides a safety net for those who are unable to work due to illness or disability.

Clean water and sanitation are essential for preventing disease and improving overall health. Lack of access to these basic necessities can keep people trapped in poverty, as they are unable to work or attend school due to illness.

Empowering marginalised communities is also critical for ending poverty. This means giving people a voice in decision-making processes, promoting gender equality, and protecting the rights of minorities and indigenous people.

Ending poverty is a complex and multifaceted challenge, but it is one that we must tackle if we are to create a better world for future generations. By working together and committing to bold action, we can achieve the first of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and create a more just and equitable world for all.

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Tej Kohli

Tej Kohli is an investor & philanthropist who is the co-founder of the Tej Kohli & Ruit Foundation. To find out more visit tejkohli.com or tejkohliruit.com