Global Issues: Fast Facts

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Polio cases have decreased by more than 99% because of immunization against the disease worldwide. Find out more in Global Issues: Health
Nine out of ten refugees are hosted by developing countries.
Africa has the highest growth rate of female-owned businesses.
Immigration slows down the ageing process of societies. Find out more in Global Issues: Ageing
Decolonization changed the face of the planet, creating more than 80 nations.
The UN aims to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.
Women in the labour market on average still earn a quarter less than men globally. Find out more in Global Issues: Women.
Most of the world’s people live no more than 200 miles from the sea. Find out more in Global Issues: Oceans and the Law of the Sea
Hunger and malnutrition are the number one health risk worldwide. Find out more in Global Issues: Food.
Africa’s population is the fastest growing in the world. Find out more in Global Issues: Population
Every child has the right to health, education, and protection. Find out more in Global Issues: Children
Global Issues: Human Rights
Approximately 10 people a day are killed by landmines and other explosives. Find out more in Global Issues: Peace and Security
Global Facts: Big Data for the SDGs
There are 5 nuclear-weapon-free zones in the world.
The UN has supported elections in more than 100 countries.
The Paris agreement on climate change was signed by the largest number of countries ever in a single day. Find out more in Global Issues: Climate Change
Unclean water and poor sanitation are the leading cause of child mortality. Find out more in Global Issues: Water
The International Court of Justice rules on disputes between states, helping to prevent their escalation into conflicts. Find out more in Global Issues: International Law and Justice
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