Vaike and Randar have connections
Vaike Laid's farm doubles as an internet Centre. UNDP-sponsored projects have brought new life to isolated Hiiumaa island in the Baltic Sea.
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"The greatest challenge we face today is to ensure that globalization becomes a positive force for all the world's people, instead of leaving billions of them behind in squalor. Inclusive globalization must be built on the great enabling force of the market, but market forces alone will not achieve it. It requires a broader effort to create a shared future, based upon our common humanity in all its diversity."  

From the Millennium Report

Vital Statistics  

  • Of the world's six billion people, 1.2 billion live in extreme poverty, or on an income of roughly US $1 a day or less. Just under 3 billion people live on $2 a day or less.
  • Industrialized countries, with 19 per cent of the world's population, account for 71% of global trade in goods and services, 58 per cent of foreign direct investment, and 91% of all Internet users.
  • More than US$1.5 billion is now exchanged on the world's currency markets each day.
  • Foreign investment topped US$400 billion in 1997, seven times the level, in real terms, of the 1970s.
  • Between 1983 and 1993, cross-border sales of US Treasury bonds increased from $30 billion to $500 billion per year.
  • International bank lending grew from $265 billion in 1975 to $4.2 trillion in 1994.
  • The world's 200 richest people more than doubled their net worth in the four years before 1998, to more than $1 trillion. The assets of the top three billionaires total more than the combined GNP of all the least developed countries with their 600 million people.