United Nations, December 3 A report released by the United Nations Development Programme on the 3rd said that in view of the long-term serious impact of the coronavirus epidemic, another 207 million people may fall into extreme poverty worldwide by 2030, bringing the total number of people in extreme poverty to exceed 1 billion.
However, the report also points out that if the sustainable development goals are achieved, it is possible to slow down the growth rate of people living in extreme poverty. In addition, keeping up with the sustainable development goals will help to reduce the gender-induced poverty gap and reduce the number of female poverty.
Steiner, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, said: “The choices made by leaders now have the potential to take the world in different directions. We have the opportunity to invest in actions over the next 10 years that will not only help people recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, but also re-track the path of human beings and the planet toward a more equitable, resilient, and greener future.”
The report was co-authored by the United Nations Development Programme and the Paddy International Futures Center of the University of Denver. The report assesses the impact of different COVID-19 recovery programs on sustainable development and explores the multidimensional impact of the COVID-19 epidemic in the next 10 years.