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Sustainable Development Goal 1 | No Poverty: Senior School

All of School guide to support: Global citizenship [SCoT], Sustainable development [ScOT.1050] and Ethical understanding [acgc.7]

Source: Encyclopædia Britannica (2019).

Be Global"Poverty is more than the lack of income and resources to ensure a sustainable livelihood. Its manifestations include hunger and malnutrition, limited access to education and other basic services, social discrimination and exclusion as well as the lack of participation in decision-making. Economic growth must be inclusive to provide sustainable jobs and promote equality." (United Nations, n.d.)
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Goal 1 | No Poverty: Leadership

Goal 1 No PovertyShow LeadershipAs a global citizen how can I show leadership?
  • "Make a donation to a charity that focuses on reducing poverty.
  • Support campaigns collecting items for victims of emergencies. Donate your clothes, food supplies etc. to support those in need.
  • Donate what you don’t use. Local charities will give your gently used clothes, books and furniture a new life.
  • Poverty still persists in every country. Over 8% of the world population lives in extreme poverty. Lend your voice to the fight against extreme poverty.
  • Stay informed. Follow your local news and stay in touch with the Global Goals online or on social media at @TheGlobalGoals.
    (The Global Goals, n.d.)

Definitions: Poverty versus Inequality

Level 2 resourceWhat is poverty?

Poverty is a relative concept used to describe the people in a society that cannot participate in the activities that most people take for granted. The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) uses the following definitions:

  • "Deprivation: Looking at the essential items people are missing out on.
  • Poverty lines: A level of income, below which people are regarded as living in poverty.
  • Relative poverty: This is when poverty is measured against something that can change. It means that poverty is measured against a standard that is unacceptably low in a given point in time.
  • Absolute poverty: This is when a household or person does not have enough income for even a basic acceptable standard of living, or to meet basic living needs. The threshold for absolute poverty varies between developed and developing countries.
  • Extreme poverty: When people are living on an income below the international poverty line set by the World Bank of $1.90 a day.
  • Poverty gap: The average difference between the poverty line and the disposable income of households living below that poverty line." (ACOSS, n.d.)
What is inequality?
  • Inequality means the unequal distribution within society of income, wealth and goods. The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) measures inequality in two ways: income inequality and wealth inequality. (ACOSS, n.d.)

For more details see the ACOSS Frequently Asked Questions.

Goal 1 | No Poverty: Articles

Level 1 resourceArticlesNOTE: If prompted use your mConnect login to access the articles. See also Help using JSTOR and / or Help using the EBSCOhost. When using articles from The Age Library edition click on the Active Paper Archive link to view the newspaper article as they were published in print. The link looks like this "The Age Active paper archive image" and is located on the top left hand side of your screen.

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In Focus | Atlas of sustainable development goals 2018

Level 3Level 2NOTE: This World Bank Atlas contains current data that tracks the opportunities, challenges, and issues relating to the various Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). It is suitable as a PYP provocation for year 6. It can also be used to include empirical data and statistical evidence into Senior School classes.

Goal 1 | No Poverty: eBooks

Level 1 resourceeBookClick on the book cover or citation to view the eBooks. If prompted, sign in with your School mConnect user name and password.

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Goal 1 | No Poverty: Track Progress

Use the following links to see how Australia, and the world, are tracking to meet this goal.Level 3StatisticsDatabases

Australia's progress
International progress

Goal 1 | No Poverty: Online resources

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Goal 1 | No Poverty: Australian Statistics

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Citation / Reference: Jericho (2019, April 15) or (Jericho, 2019, April 15)

Reference list / Bibliography: Jericho, G. (2019, April 15) Australian poverty in graphs: It's a desperate state of affairs. [Australian news]. The Guardian.

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