RESOLUTION 117

FORUM: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE SDC

QUESTION OF: THE RISE OF EXTREME POVERTY IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

SUBMITTED BY: Poland

CO-SUBMITTERS:Egypt, Georgia, Greenpeace, India, Israel, Japan, Republic of Korea, Senegal.

STATUSApproved

Noting with concern that the number of people living in extreme poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa has increased to a worrying scale of 437 million people,

Further noting the complex problems such as lack of education, disease, climate change, lack of access to water and food that have resulted in the rise of extreme poverty,

Defining extreme poverty as living on $1.90 or less a day, as stated by the World Bank,

Alarmed by studies that state that by 2030, around 9 out of 10 people living in extreme poverty will live in Sub-Saharan Africa,

Expressing its appreciation of the UN Declaration on the Critical Economic Situation in Africa, which helped provide insights to the population on the matter,