End of extreme poverty now in sight, says Save the Children report

A new report unveiled by Save the Children has come up with a strategic plan aimed at ending extreme poverty worldwide by 2030. Titled ‘Ending Poverty in Our Generation,’the document presents a development plan succeeding the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

The organization has also urged the high-level panel, which has been appointed by the UN Secretary General to advise him on development of a post-2015 framework to succeed the MDGs, to inspire the adoption of the said plan. The panel will meet in Monrovia, Liberia, between January 29 and February 1, 2013 to discuss a new system replacing the MDGs.

“We have an historic opportunity to put an end to the devastating cycle of poverty. By committing to these ambitious but achievable new targets, we really can become the generation that ends extreme poverty forever,” said Save the Children International’s Chief Executive, Jasmine Whitbread.

Whitbread added: “The MDGs have lifted 600 million people out of poverty and helped 56 million more children to go to school. But there were gaps in that framework that must be addressed and we call on the UN Panel to commit to new targets to secure a prosperous, sustainable future for the world’s poorest children.”

The report has emphasized that the post-2015 framework should build on the strengths of the MDGs, including specific and measurable goals, targets and indicators. The framework should set common global aspirations and allow countries to set national targets to suit their respective levels of development.

Save the Children’s 10 Goals for the Post-2015 Development Framework are as follows; these have been reproduced verbatim from the report:

  • Goal 1: By 2030 we will eradicate extreme poverty and reduce relative poverty through inclusive growth and decent work
  • Goal 2: By 2030 we will eradicate hunger, halve stunting, and ensure universal access to sustainable food, water and sanitation
  • Goal 3: By 2030 we will end preventable child and maternal mortality and provide basic healthcare for all
  • Goal 4: By 2030 we will ensure children everywhere receive quality education and have good learning outcomes
  • Goal 5: By 2030 we will ensure all children live a life free from all forms of violence, are protected in conflict and thrive in a safe family environment
  • Goal 6: By 2030 governance will be more open, accountable and inclusive
  • Goal 7: By 2030 we will establish effective global partnerships for development
  • Goal 8: By 2030 we will build disaster-resilient societies
  • Goal 9: By 2030 we will ensure a sustainable, healthy and resilient environment for all
  • Goal 10: By 2030 we will deliver sustainable energy to all


Mariam Malik (Blog moderator)
Senior Research and Communications Associate



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