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Renewing efforts to address rural poverty to meet SDG1 by 2030
31 Oct 2019 -  Building on the findings of the Secretary General’s Report on Rural Poverty, the objective of this seminar is to present the global situation on rural poverty in order to critically contribute to ongoing discussions of this agenda by Member Countries and share examples of how the UN System is working to ensure that rural people are able to overcome multidimensional poverty.
Addressing rural poverty is key if countries are to meet the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and, in particular, meet SDG 1 on poverty eradication. Considering the multidimensional causes of poverty and that most poor people live in rural areas, a stronger engagement in this agenda will directly impact and strengthen outcomes in food security, climate change adaptation and mitigation and reduction of inequalities, among others. Building on this correlation, and considering also the Decade of Family Farming, the seminar will discuss the interrelated nature of rural poverty and food security and nutrition, as well as the critical importance of environmentally sustainable economic inclusion for assuring resilient livelihoods.