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
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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
the Millennium Report
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.
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.
than US$1.5 billion is now exchanged
on the world's currency markets each day.
investment topped US$400 billion
in 1997, seven times the level, in real terms, of the 1970s.
1983 and 1993,
cross-border sales of US Treasury
bonds increased from $30 billion to $500 billion per year.
bank lending grew from $265 billion in 1975 to
$4.2 trillion in 1994.
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.