The poor are hungry and their hunger traps them in poverty. Nearly half the world’s populations, more than 3 billion people, live on less than $2.50 per day. More than 1.3 billion live in extreme poverty, on less than $1.25 per day. This includes 1 billion children worldwide, and each day 22,000 die due to poverty.
The Global Goals for Sustainable Development set by the United Nations seek to implement long term solutions by helping to create capacity to provide sustainable solutions. The unifying thread of the 17 goals and 169 targets is the commitment to eradicating poverty.
Hunger, inadequate access to clean water and sanitation, insufficient shelter and a lack of good health and well-being are but a few of the consequences of poverty which will be addressed. The goals address quality education, gender equality, affordable and clean energy, decent work and economic growth, industry, innovation and infrastructure, reduced inequalities, sustainable cities and communities, responsible consumption and production, climate action, life below water and on land, strong peace and justice institutions and partnerships.
Civil society, government, private sector and academic multi-stakeholder partnerships, backed by financial investment and philanthropic support will ensure the ambitious goals are met. S. Sutton & Associates Inc. understands the need to think globally and act locally. We have the knowledge, expertise and passion to support the international development sector in raising funds to support these ambitious goals.