Poverty is the first obstacle to development and decent quality of life. It is more than the lack of income and resources. Its manifestations bring several privatisations: limited access to healthcare, education, water and housing but also the phenomen of social discrimination and exclusion as well as the lack of participation in the decision-making. This Goal is linked to the SDG 10, aiming at reducing inequalities. 

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For the Congress, the poverty eradication is based on citizen responsibility. By its local dimension, the Congress battles against poverty, by promoting policies ensuring sustainable livehoods and equality. The Congress adopted the following texts in relation with the SDG 1 :