With 17 goals in total, it's easy to lose sight of just how the world is expected to change by the year 2030. Watch this report for an overview of the targets on the table.
This week marks World Food Day and the International Day of Eradicating Poverty. According to the UN, about 80 percent of the world's poor live in rural areas. Most of them depend on agriculture. Hunger kills more people every year than malaria, tuberculosis and aids combined. DW talks to Francesco Burchi, development economist and senior researcher at the German Development Institute.
This week, we'll talk about hunger - over 800 million people worldwide are going hungry every day. Hunger is fueled by war and conflict, among other things. Where there's fighting, people can't work their fields or go to the market. Attacks in Somalia and Nigeria by terror groups al-Shabab and Boko Haram, respectively, have driven people off their lands.
Germany's Rhineland is Europe's carnival capital, where carnival is climaxing in the days ahead. A very unusual and fledging carnival group consisting of a rather motley crew of UN workers founded their carnival group the UN Funken last month to promote the UN's 17 sustainable development goals to be achieved by 2030 - from ending poverty to climate protection and gender equality.
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