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Within the EU, the Europe 2020 Strategy for growth and jobs aims to lift at least 20 million people out of poverty and social exclusion by 2020. Income support, access to services and inclusive labour market to combat poverty are covered by the European pillar of social rights. The EU Cohesion Policy foresees investments in social inclusion, job creation, regeneration of deprived urban and rural areas, modernisation of public services and housing.

Across the globe, the EU acts through its European development policy whose primary objective is poverty eradication in the context of sustainable development. The EU's needs-based humanitarian aid covers areas such as food, shelter, healthcare, water and sanitation in emergency situations. Closer to its borders, the EU relies on the European Neighbourhood Policy to improve the prospects for the local population and reduce poverty often at the root of instability.

A full list of EU policies and actions supporting Goal 1 is available below.

EU actions

Sorted alphabetically.

EU Actions supporting Goal 1.

EU Actions supporting specific Goal 1 targets.

1.1 - By 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, currently measured as people living on less than .25 a day

1.2 - 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

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

1.4 - 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

1.5 - 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

1.a - 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

1.b - 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