UN Announces Plans To Officially End Poverty By 2030

Here's to a poverty-free future!

Representatives from the United Nations member states drafted an agreement with goals to outlaw poverty by the year 2030, AP reports.

The agreement, officially called the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, included 17 overall goals with 169 "specific targets" that include ending poverty "in all forms," especially relating to quality education and the environment. 

The news comes at no greater a time. According to DoSomething.org, more than 805 million people around the world don't have enough food to eat and 750 million people don't have access to clean drinking water.

Nearly half of the world's population lives on less than $2 a day.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the AP that the plan "seeks to ensure peace and prosperity, and forge partnerships with people and planet at the core."

Given the UN's successful year, the plan has stellar chances of being a success. Its raised global awareness of women's issues in Egypt and announced another initiative to end AIDS by 2030 given the organization's past success in decreasing the number of people living with the disease. 

The only place left to go is up!