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UNStats Aug 23
We have made impressive gains in mobile connectivity! An estimated 90% of people now live within the range of internet through mobile network. Even so, not all can afford to use it. Read the 2019:
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UNStats Aug 21
The talents and energy of the world’s are not being put to good use. About one in five young people weren’t engaged in education, employment or training in 2018. Read the 2019 to find out more:
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UNStats Aug 19
In 2016, the world used 2.3% less energy to produce $1 of economic output than in 2010. There's progress, but we need to do more to achieve the targets! Read the 2019:
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UNStats Aug 16
2 out of 5 people — about 3 billion in total — are still unable to properly wash their hands at home. Lack of basic water, sanitation and hygiene affects people’s health worldwide. Read the 2019:
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UNStats Aug 14
Female genital mutilation is on the decline, but it still affects at least 200 million women in the 30 countries where the practice is concentrated. Read the 2019:
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UNStats Aug 12
An estimated 750 million adults — two-thirds of whom are women — remained illiterate in 2016. Half of the global illiterate population lives in Southern Asia and a quarter live in sub-Saharan Africa. Read the 2019:
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UNStats Aug 9
is on the decline in sub-Saharan Africa! But global declines fell well short of meeting the 2020 and 2030 targets. Read more in the 2019:
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UNStats Aug 7
Stunting in children is declining, but not fast enough to meet the targets. In 2018, more than 1 in 5 children under five were stunted, which means they had impaired cognitive development from poor nutrition. Find out more from the 2019:
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UNStats Aug 5
Social protection systems help prevent and reduce poverty. They are a safety net for the vulnerable! And yet, more than half of the world’s population was not covered by ANY social protection benefits in 2016. Read the 2019:
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UNStats Aug 2
Social protection systems fall short of reaching the world’s most vulnerable people, including children. Find out more from the :
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UNStats Jul 31
Industrialization in least developed countries is still too slow to meet the target. Disparities between rich and poor countries remained stark in 2018. Read the 2019 to find out more:
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UNStats Jul 29
Nearly 9 out of 10 people worldwide now have access to electricity⚡️ 87% of those still living without electricity are in rural areas. Read the 2019:
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UNStats Jul 26
An estimated 20% of the Earth’s land area was degraded between 2000 and 2015. Many countries are taking measures to conserve, restore and make sustainable use of those invaluable natural resources. :
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UNStats Jul 24
We need policies to expand access to wastewater treatment, reduce chemical & nutrient runoff & . From 2012 to 2018, 104 of 220 coastal regions improved their coastal water quality according to the 2019 :
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UNStats Jul 22
In 2000, nearly 10 million children under five died. By 2017, the number was almost reduced to half of that! But that still means over 5 million children under five dying, mostly from preventable causes. Read the 2019:
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UNStats Jul 19
Our appetite for natural resources is growing faster than our population and economy. We need policies to improve resource efficiency, and mainstream sustainable practices across all sectors of the economy. Read the 2019:
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UNStats Jul 17
Population growth and urbanization are moving faster than the construction of adequate and affordable housing. 2019 estimates show that 1 out of 4 urban residents live in slum-like conditions.
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UNStats Jul 15
Remittances from are at an all-time high, but official development assistance (ODA) is declining. Net ODA totalled $149 billion in 2018, down by 2.7% in real terms from 2017. Read the :
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UNStats Jul 15
Despite progress, 785 million people remained without even basic drinking water services in 2017! The world needs to step up action to provide people with water and sanitation services. Read the 2019:
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UNStats Jul 12
Birth registration is a human right! And yet, around the world, less than three quarters of children under 5 years of age are registered at birth. Read the :
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