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SDG 1: Poverty Among Youth in Canada


SDG 1 commits to End poverty it’s all its forms everywhere. The reality, however, is that   none of the SDG 1 targets are on track to be achieved by 2030.
SDG 1 Policy brief by Mary Ward Centre

The Mary Ward Centre, as a contributor to the work of the IBVM-Loreto Generalate NGO to the United Nations, has prepared a series of policy briefs on youth in Canada and the Sustainable Development Goals to coincide with the UN High Level Political Forum taking place July 8-18, 2024. 


SDG 1 commits to End poverty it’s all its forms everywhere. The reality, however, is that 

none of the SDG 1 targets are on track to be achieved by 2030. Progress has been stalled by the compounded crises of global conflict, the continuing consequences of the covid-19 pandemic, and climate change. If current trends continue, 590 million people, or 6.9

per cent of the world’s population, will still live in extreme poverty by 2030.


 Progress has been stalled by the compounded crises of global conflict, the continuing consequences of the covid-19 pandemic, and climate change.
Youth people in Canada

In Canada, we are seeing increasing rates of poverty among children and youth. Unaffordability and the rising cost of living impacts all people but is experienced disproportionately by children and youth. Furthermore, children with multiple vulnerabilities such as identifying as 2SLGBTQ+, who live in lone-parent families or alternative care, have disabilities, or a precarious immigration status are at greater risk of experiencing poverty. Read more in our policy brief about how we can alleviate the poverty experienced by children and youth in Canada.





Learn more about SDG 1: https://sdgs.un.org/goals/goal1


Learn more about the UN High Level Political Forum: https://hlpf.un.org/2024

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