16 April 2018

UNAI Quiz: Addressing poverty
















The United Nations Academic Impact is informed by a commitment to support and advance ten basic principles. The first of these principles is:

Addressing Poverty - A commitment to addressing issues of poverty through education

Test your knowledge about this UNAI principle with the UNAI Quiz!!

Scroll down to the bottom of this article to find the answers.

1. According to the international poverty line, extreme poverty implies:

a) Having no access to at least three meals a day

b) Having no access to basic supplies

c) Living on less than $1.90 a day

2. How many people are living below the international poverty line?

a) 100 million

b) 767 million

c) 1 billion

3. The majority of those living below the international poverty line is in:

a) Europe and East Asia

b) Latin America and the Caribbean

c) Sub-Saharan Africa

4. Sustainable Development Goal 1 calls for the:

a) Eradication of extreme poverty for all people everywhere by 2030

b) Reduction of extreme poverty by half by 2030

c) Reduction of poverty in general

5. Poverty as a whole impacts access to:

a) Food, health and sanitary services

b) Housing and water

c) All of the above




1. c) The international poverty line set by The World Bank is a global benchmark, currently $1.90 a day per person in 2011 purchasing power parity terms, “below which a person’s minimum nutrition, clothing, and shelter needs cannot be met".

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2. b) According to The World Bank in its report Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2016, the global poverty estimate for 2013 was 767 million people, who “are predominantly rural, young, poorly educated, mostly employed in the agricultural sector, and living in larger households”.

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3. c) The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2017 states that it is urgent “to boost the incomes, alleviate the suffering and build the resilience” of the poor “particularly in sub-Saharan Africa”. 42.3% of the population in this region lives with less than $1.90 a day.

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4. a) The United Nations General Assembly through its resolution 70/1 adopted the Sustainable Development Goals. Goal 1 is “End poverty in all its forms everywhere” and the first specific target (1.1) reads: “By 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere”.

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5. c) The Programme of Action of the World Summit for Social Development states that poverty implies the inability “to ensure sustainable livelihoods” as well as ”hunger and malnutrition; ill health; limited or lack of access to education and other basic services; increased morbidity and mortality from illness; homelessness and inadequate housing; unsafe environments; and social discrimination and exclusion”. It also includes “lack of participation in decision-making and in civil, social and cultural life”.

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