“End poverty in all its forms everywhere.”

September 13, 2020

UNA Marin #1 No Poverty Online Event

With guest speakers:
– Herb Behrstock, UNA Nor Cal, global perspective on poverty
– Chandra Alexandre, CEO Community Action Marin, local perspective on poverty

Thank you to everyone who participated in this event!

Learn: What is the situation right now?

  • Nearly one-quarter (23.1%) of families in Marin County are at or below the economic self-sufficiency standard. (Ref)
  • Almost 8% of individuals in Marin County live at or below the Federal Poverty line. (Ref)
  • Approximately 10% of Marin County’s children live in poverty. (Ref)

Targets: Where are we trying to get to?

[A coalition of local groups would need to develop a set of local targets under this Global Goal (targets that at least meet the global targets), and a structure for meeting those targets, including ongoing coordination, public outreach, funding, and public tracking.]

Example Local Targets:

  • “By December 2030, all Marin County residents are aware of, knowledgeable about, local programs that: a) alleviate the symptoms of poverty, b) alleviate the conditions that lead to poverty, and c) help individuals and families exit poverty.”
  • “By December 2030, all Marin County residents are either living at or above the self-sufficiency line, as calculated by the Insight Center of California, or their life circumstances are unimpacted by the characteristics associated with poverty.”
Visit United Nations Website for Original Source of the Targets Below

1.1 By 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, currently measured as people living on less than $1.25 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

Who is already doing work related to SDG #1 in Marin?

sdgmarin.org is a collaborative effort between Systems Thinking Marin and the United Nations Association – Marin County Chapter.