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United Nations Millenium Goals
Transcript of United Nations Millenium Goals
- Over 2.5 billion people depend on agriculture for their livelihood
- The world produces enough food to feed everyone. The problem is in the distribution of food and resources needed to access it QUICK POVERTY FACTS: - Canada and governments around the world agreed to ensuring education for all 20 years ago, but still 80 million children are out of school.
- Girls are more likely to be out of school than boys. For every 100 boys out of school, there are 117 girls. In some countries, as many as 46% of girls are not in school.
- There are 872 million adults in the world who can't read.
- 128 million children between the ages of 5 and 17 are engaged in work that is considered hazardous Quick Facts: - Twice as many women suffer from malnutrition than men.
- Women and girls in poor countries walk an average of 6 km/day, carrying 20 litres of water (that's like 10 milk cartons!)
- Girls are twice as likely to die from malnutrition and preventable childhood diseases than boys
- The average 16 year old girl in Africa has received less than 3 years of schooling
- 1 in 3 women in the world have been a victim of violence. Quick Facts: - In 2005, 10.1 million children under the age of 5 died
- Over 4000 children die each DAY from diarrhea caused by dirty water
- Even in Canada, access to safe and healthy drinking water is a major issue in some areas. In July 2007, Health Canada warned over 90 First Nations communities not to drink their tap water
- Child mortality is higher among children living in rural areas and in the poorest households
- In sub-Saharan Africa, half the children under the age of 5 are malnourished Quick Facts: - More than 500,000 women in the developing world die during pregnancy and childbirth
- 1 in 16 women in Africa and 1 in 43 women in Asia will die from pregnancy/childbirth reasons this year
- 99% of deaths during pregnancy occur in low income countries
- Poor roads, lack of education and lack of women's rights means women may not be able to have their babies in a health facility where they can get proper care
- Quick Facts: - Every day, 8000 people die from AIDS
- Every day, 7500 new people become infected with HIV
- 15 million children have lost one or both of their parents due to HIV/AIDS
- Turberculosis (TB) kills 2 million people every year, especially in developing countries where vaccinations and other prevention programs are not available
- Malaria infects 500 million people each year and kills more than 1 million each year
- 90% of malaria cases occur in Sub-Saharan Africa
- In households that have mosquito nets, malaria infection rates decrease by 70% Quick Facts: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmD26RzVvJM Cool, hey?! Check out this website: http://www.spreadthenet.org/ - 80% of the world's old growth forest has been lost to human activity
- The average Canadian household generates about 1.5 million litres of waste water every year.
- The average load in an automatic dishwasher uses 35 to 45 litres of water
- Canada is the largest consumer of energy and the second largest producer of greenhouse gas emissions on a per capita basis
- 43% of personal greenhouse gas emissions in Saskatchewan come from cars
- It takes 130 trees to absorb the carbon dioxide emitted from just 1 car every year Quick Facts: - Richer countries need to give more aid if the world is going to achieve these Millenium Goals by 2015
- Even though the Canadian Gross National Income (the amount of $ earned from resources, farming and citizen labour) in 2008 was a total of $1.29 trillion, the Canadian government has not yet reached the contribution goal of 0.7% of this money to go to foreign aid. This is the percentage of GNI that many of the world's richest countries have agreed to contribute
- In 2007, rich countries spent 3x more on bottled water($58 billion) than it did on aid to Africa ($18 billion)
- Cocoa farmers, in Africa and South America, barely get 5 cents of every dollar of cocoa they sell, but the big chocolate companies like Nestle, Hershey and Cadbury get more than 70 cents of every dollar
- Fair Trade makes sure that: there is a guaranteed minimum price and no child, slave or forced labour is to be used Quick Facts: