End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

The goal address the need to eradicate poverty and establish systems that secure the most vulnerable groups and individuals. This means that extreme poverty must be eradicated and poverty in general must be halved in all countries. Social security systems, universal access to basic services and building resilience to natural disasters must be established. Equal rights must be ensured so that everyone has access to financial resources, and a political framework must be created with a focus on the poor and equality.

It is a benefit for both the citizen as well as society if efforts are made to reduce poverty and increase the population's opportunities for self-sufficiency. Naalakkersuisut believes that policies against poverty must focus on creating a framework that supports the individual in working their way out of a locked economic situation and promoting social mobility among children and young people. Preventing poverty is about society's ability to turn economic resources into social progress.

If everyone does not have equal opportunities to unleash their potential and achieve a good standard of living, it is contrary to the principles of justice, and equally to the detriment of society.

Naalakkersuisut's goal to reduce poverty in Greenland is about helping more people to become self-sufficient. These include targets for more people to be in employment or training, fewer on public transfers, more full-time employees, increased availability among citizens in the low- and middle-income group, etc. The more of the country's citizens who become contributors to society, the greater the likelihood of economic independence.

Eradicating poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice and the key to unlocking an enormous human potential. Still, nearly half of the world’s population lives in poverty, and lack of food and clean water is killing thousands every single day of the year. Together, we can feed the hungry, wipe out disease and give everyone in the world a chance to prosper and live a productive and rich life.


Here are a few indicators for this goal that it is possible to measure today. In the near future, Statistics Greenland will publish an SDG 2030 subpage for stat.gl with various available statistics relevant to the work on the SDG 2030 agenda.

At-risk-of-poverty rate (proportion of population living below 50 percent of the median income)
Source: Grønlands Statistik

  1. 2015 (9,6 %)
  2. 2016 (10 %)
  3. 2017 (10,3 %)
  4. 2018 (11,6 %)
9,6 %10 %10,3 %11,6 %

Global indicator (1.2.1) Proportion of population living below the national poverty line, by sex and age

At-risk-of-poverty rate among adults by age (proportion of population living below 50 percent of the median income)
Source: Grønlands Statistik

  1. -29
  2. 30-39
  3. 40-49
  4. 50-60
  5. 60+

Global indicator (1.2.1) Proportion of population living below the national poverty line, by sex and age

Expenditure of general government sector 2018
Source: Grønlands Statistik

  1. Health (14 %)
  2. Education (18 %)
  3. Social protection (27 %)
  4. Other (41 %)
14 %18 %27 %41 %

Global indicator (1.a.2) Proportion of total government spending on essential services (education, health and social protection)


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The targets

Every goal has a number of related concrete, actionable targets. 7 targets belong to goal 1 concerning no poverty.

Target 1.1 – Eradicate Extreme Poverty

By 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, currently measured as people living on less than $1.25 a day.

Target 1.2 – Reduce Poverty by at Least 50%

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.

Target 1.3 – Implement Social Protection Systems

Implement nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all, including floors, and by 2030 achieve substantial coverage of the poor and the vulnerable.

Target 1.4 – Equal Rights to Ownership, Basic Services, Technology and Economic Resources

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.

Target 1.5 – Build Resilience to Environmental, Economic and Social Disasters

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.

Target 1.a – Mobilize Resources to Implement Policies to End Poverty

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.

Target 1.b – Create pro-poor and gender-sensitive policy frameworks

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.