Global Issues: Fast Facts

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Unclean water and poor sanitation are the leading cause of child mortality. Find out more in Global Issues: Water
The UN aims to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.
Every child has the right to health, education, and protection. Find out more in Global Issues: Children
Decolonization changed the face of the planet, creating more than 80 nations.
Global Facts: Big Data for the SDGs
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
Approximately 10 people a day are killed by landmines and other explosives. Find out more in Global Issues: Peace and Security
Nine out of ten refugees are hosted by developing countries.
Women in the labour market on average still earn a quarter less than men globally. Find out more in Global Issues: Women.
There are 5 nuclear-weapon-free zones in the world.
Hunger and malnutrition are the number one health risk worldwide. Find out more in Global Issues: Food.
Immigration slows down the ageing process of societies. Find out more in Global Issues: Ageing
Africa’s population is the fastest growing in the world. Find out more in Global Issues: Population
Global Issues: Human Rights
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
The UN has supported elections in more than 100 countries.
Polio cases have decreased by more than 99% because of immunization against the disease worldwide. Find out more in Global Issues: Health
Africa has the highest growth rate of female-owned businesses.
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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