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Definition of "No Poverty"

"The first goal addresses the elimination of poverty which is more than the lack of income and productive resources to ensure sustainable livelihoods. It means:

  • equal rights to economic resources,
  • 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.

Poverty has many dimensions, but its causes include unemployment, social exclusion, and high vulnerability of certain populations to disasters, diseases and other phenomena which prevent them from being productive."

UN Sustainable Development Goals. (2023). In Gale Global Issues Online Collection. Gale. URL

United Nations. (n.d.). No poverty: Why it matters. URL

United Nations. (n.d.). Ending poverty. URL 

Helpful UN links for SDG #1 No Poverty

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Suggested search terms for Goal #1 No Poverty

These keywords are SOME of the terms that will help you research this goal. Use these in the main search box on the library homepage, library databases, and Google. Try combining them for the best search.

Develop your own key terms as you read about your topic and solution.

Note: Put quotation marks around phrases when you search (ie "extreme poverty")

Key terms:

extreme poverty
poverty alleviation
poverty eradication
poverty reduction
international poverty line
financial aid AND poverty
financial aid AND poor
financial aid AND north-south divide
financial development AND poverty
financial empowerment
distributional effects
child labor
development aid
social protection
social protection AND access
social protection AND microfinance (micro-finance)
resilience of the poor
safety net AND poor
safety net AND vulnerable
economic resources AND access
food banks

For more about the key terms, see the Elsevier 2019 Scopus queries.