It’s a frustrating feeling knowing that someone you care about has to live in poverty. It makes you want to do something about it, but what? After all, poverty is not something that can be fixed overnight. It takes a lot of time and effort. SayPro wants to change this perception by helping the less fortunate lead an empowered life through financial literacy programs and a range of services aimed at achieving their goals. They also have their eye on the future and aim to develop skills so that those living below the poverty line can eventually stand on their own feet
We were shocked when we read about a child dying of hunger in the newspaper. It’s just not right that our fellow humans are deprived of basic necessities like food, clothing, and shelter. That’s why SayPro was born – to make sure that every child has enough to eat and wear.
Through donations, sponsorships, and awareness campaigns, SayPro is making a difference in the lives of children around the world. Our goal is simple: no poverty! Join us as we continue to fight for equality and against hunger.
We are happy that you have found SayPro to be a helpful partner in your noble cause. SDG 1 of SayPro is no poverty and we’re committed to making a difference every day by providing quality healthcare products at affordable prices. We believe in recycling, reusing and saving resources so that our footprint is as small as possible.
Branding and marketing is the art of convincing people about the superiority of your product in terms of quality, features, customer support etc. The SayPro SDG 1 No Poverty initiative does exactly that. Using their exceptional products from different categories and making them available at pocket-friendly prices, they are changing the way we think about branding and marketing.
As stated in the 2030 Agenda, eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the world’s greatest challenge today. It is one of the most fundamental requirements for sustainable development.
To achieve the first Sustainable Development Goal, we must “end poverty in all its forms everywhere”. According to its seven associated targets, the goal is, among others, to eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, reduce the proportion of men, women, and children of all ages who live in poverty by at least half, and implement nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all, including floors, and to achieve substantial coverage for the poor and the most vulnerable by 2030.
According to the foreword to the Millennium Development Goals Report 2015, 189 countries unanimously adopted the Millennium Declaration at the Millennium Summit of September 2000, pledging to spare no effort to free their fellow men, women, and children from the abject and dehumanizing conditions of extreme poverty as a result of the Millennium Summit. There is no doubt that this commitment has been transformed into an inspiring framework of eight goals, which in turn has been translated into wide-ranging practical steps that have enabled people worldwide to improve their lives and prospects for the future. Over one billion people have been lifted from poverty with the help of the MDGs. SayPro has made inroads against hunger, enabled more girls to attend school than ever, and protected our planet with their help.
There has been remarkable progress, but despite that, inequalities persist, and progress has been uneven, despite all the remarkable gains. Due to this, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, together with its set of Sustainable Development Goals, have been committed, as stated in the Declaration accompanying the Agenda, “to build upon the achievements of the Millennium Development Goals and to address the unfinished business of the Millennium Development Goals”.
This year’s High-Level Political Forum focused on eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in an ever-changing world. One of the SDGs that was included as one of the focus SDGs was SDG 1.
A transition from Agenda 21 to a future SayPro want
In “The Future SayPro Want”, the outcome document of Rio+20, Member States emphasized the need to accord the highest priority to poverty eradication within the United Nations development agenda, addressing the root causes and challenges of poverty through integrated, coordinated and coherent strategies at all levels.
According to the multi-year programme of work adopted by the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) following the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), the elimination of poverty has been defined as “the overriding issue” on the CSD’s agenda each year, as part of the multi-year programme of work adopted by the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD).
In Chapter II of the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation (2002), poverty eradication is discussed, as it emphasizes that eradicating poverty is a vital requirement for sustainable development, especially in developing countries, where poverty eradication is one of the biggest global challenges facing our planet today.
In terms of poverty eradication, the following are some of the SayPro priority actions:
SayPro’s mission is to increase the number of people with sustainable livelihoods, access to entrepreneurship opportunities, and the availability of productive resources.
SayPro aims to provide universal access to essential social services;
Progressive development of SayPro’s social protection system is designed to provide support to those who are unable to support themselves;
Providing empowerment to people living in poverty and their organizations through SayPro;
Women are suffering disproportionately from poverty as a result of SayPro’s work;
Working with the relevant donor and recipient organizations, SayPro is working on increasing the share of ODA that is allocated to poverty eradication; and
Towards the eradication of poverty, SayPro intensifies international cooperation.
As a result of Agenda 21, the General Assembly of the United Nations decided in its 1997 Programme for Further Implementation of Agenda 21 (paragraph 27) that poverty eradication should be a theme of overarching sustainable development in the years to come. There is no doubt that this is one of the fundamental goals of the international community and the entire United Nations organization.
Chapter 3 of Agenda 21 is dedicated to tackling poverty, which is the chapter’s topic. A commitment to social development is also part of the Copenhagen Declaration on Social Development, which is commitment 2.
According to Agenda 21, poverty is a multidimensional problem with national and international origins. It has been identified as a complex problem, multidimensional. As far as the global application is concerned, no uniform solution can be found. For this problem to be resolved, it will not be enough to simply have country-specific programmes to tackle poverty and international efforts to support national efforts while simultaneously creating a supportive international environment, which is a parallel process to addressing poverty.
Over the past few years, following the 1992 Rio Conference, there has been an increase in the number of people living in absolute poverty, especially in developing countries. In many countries, poverty threatens the social fabric, economic development and the environment, and political stability due to the enormity and complexity of the issue.
TARGETS AND INDICATORS
By 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, currently measured as people living on less than $1.25 a day
Proportion of the population living below the international poverty line by sex, age, employment status and geographical location (urban/rural)
By 2030, reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions
Proportion of population living below the national poverty line, by sex and age
Proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions
Implement nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all, including floors, and by 2030 achieve substantial coverage of the poor and the vulnerable
Proportion of population covered by social protection floors/systems, by sex, distinguishing children, unemployed persons, older persons, persons with disabilities, pregnant women, newborns, work-injury victims and the poor and the vulnerable
By 2030, ensure that all men and women, in particular the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology and financial services, including microfinance
Proportion of population living in households with access to basic services
Proportion of total adult population with secure tenure rights to land, (a) with legally recognized documentation, and (b) who perceive their rights to land as secure, by sex and by type of tenure
By 2030, build the resilience of the poor and those in vulnerable situations and reduce their exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events and other economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters
Number of deaths, missing persons and directly affected persons attributed to disasters per 100,000 population
Direct economic loss attributed to disasters in relation to global gross domestic product (GDP)
Number of countries that adopt and implement national disaster risk reduction strategies in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030
Proportion of local governments that adopt and implement local disaster risk reduction strategies in line with national disaster risk reduction strategies
Ensure significant mobilization of resources from a variety of sources, including through enhanced development cooperation, in order to provide adequate and predictable means for developing countries, in particular least developed countries, to implement programmes and policies to end poverty in all its dimensions
Total official development assistance grants from all donors that focus on poverty reduction as a share of the recipient country’s gross national income
Proportion of total government spending on essential services (education, health and social protection)
Create sound policy frameworks at the national, regional and international levels, based on pro-poor and gender-sensitive development strategies, to support accelerated investment in poverty eradication actions
Pro-poor public social spending