A look at the eight Millenium Development Goals set by the United Nations and progress towards achieving them.
A report by the UN children's agency UNICEF has revealed the high level of child poverty in the first world. Germany was ranked among the best scoring countries while child poverty in the US was above the global average.
Although the G20 meeting in Hamburg was dominated by problems inside and outside the conference hall, it is important to point out that the coordinated fight against global poverty and hunger has had some successes.
There are 7.5 billion people on Earth, with 150 people being added to that every minute. July 11 is World Population Day, a UN-designated event focusing on resource distribution, overcrowding and the future.
A German think-tank warns that the US, Russia and China are lagging in efforts to meet the United Nations 2030 development goals. A report by the Bertelsmann Foundation partly blames growing protectionist policies.
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