Global Issues: Fast Facts

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More than 780 million people live below the international poverty line of US$1.90 a day. Find out more in Global Issues: Ending Poverty
Immigration slows down the ageing process of societies. Find out more in Global Issues: Ageing
Hunger and malnutrition are the number one health risk worldwide. Find out more in Global Issues: Food.
The UN has supported elections in more than 100 countries.
Since 1946, more than 170 cases have been entered in the General List of the International Court of Justice, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. Find out more in Global Issues: International Law
Approximately 10 people a day are killed by landmines and other explosives. Find out more in Global Issues: Peace and Security
There are 5 nuclear-weapon-free zones in the world.
Africa’s population is the fastest growing in the world. Find out more in Global Issues: Population
Nine out of ten refugees are hosted by developing countries.
Polio cases have decreased by more than 99% because of immunization against the disease worldwide. Find out more in Global Issues: Health
Unclean water and poor sanitation are the leading cause of child mortality. Find out more in Global Issues: Water
Global Issues: Human Rights
Women make up the majority of international migrants in Europe and the Americas. Find out more in Global Issues: Migration
Decolonization changed the face of the planet, creating more than 80 nations.
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
Women in the labour market on average still earn a quarter less than men globally. Find out more in Global Issues: Gender Equality.
Every child has the right to health, education, and protection. Find out more in Global Issues: Children
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
Global Facts: Big Data for the SDGs
Africa has the highest growth rate of female-owned businesses.
The UN aims to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.
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