SDG 1, “No Poverty,” seeks to end poverty globally. Its key targets include eradicating extreme poverty and halving the proportion of people living in poverty by 2030. Additionally, the goal calls for the implementation of social protection systems to provide a safety net for vulnerable populations. Addressing poverty in all its dimensions is crucial for improving access to basic necessities, healthcare, education, and overall well-being. Achieving SDG 1 is fundamental for fostering equitable development and enhancing the quality of life for people worldwide.

Below is the information regarding international legislation Pakistan is a signatory to and where SDG 01 focused constitutional provisions can be found in the 1973 Constitution.

International Legislation

• Right to an adequate standard of living [UDHR art. 25; ICESCR art. 11; CRC art. 27]

• Right to social security [UDHR art. 22; ICESCR art. 9; CRPD art. 28; CRC art. 26]

• Equal rights of women in economic life [CEDAW arts. 11, 13, 14(2)(g), 15(2), 16(1)]

Constitution of Pakistan

  • Article 3
  • Article 38(a)(b)(e)