Viewpoint: Five ways the world is doing better than you think
Hans Rosling asks: Has the UN gone mad?
The United Nations just announced their boldest goal ever: To eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, already by 2030.
Looking at the realities of extremely poor people the goal seems impossible. The rains didn’t fall in Malawi this year. The poor farmers Dunstar & Jenet, gather a tiny maize harvest in a small pile on the ground outside their mud hut.
But Dunstar & Jenet know exactly what they need to break the vicious circle of poverty. And Hans Rosling shows how billions of people have already managed. This year’s “hunger season” may very well be Dunster’s & Jenet’s last.
Hans Rosling: How much do you know about the world?Up-to-date statistics show that recent global progress is ‘the greatest story of our time – possibly the greatest story in all of human history. The goal seems unrealistic to many highly educated people because their worldview is lagging 60 years behind reality.
BBC -2013 November 13http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-24836917
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1 - Globally, how many people out of ten have electricity at home?
2 -How many children out of ten are vaccinated against measles?say a percentage%: 20..... 40 .... 60 ....80 %
3- How many girls out of 10 go to primary school.
Check your answers at 35:33.... 37.30
GDP in different nations since 1800.
(38:10 - 41:34) .... CHILD MORTALITY VIDEO