WORLD POPULATION : 9,551,000,000
The world hasn’t had so many refugees or internally displaced people since 1945, and numbers are expected to increase, according to an Australian research center.
There are more than 7 billion people on Earth now, and roughly one in eight of us doesn't have enough to eat.
By 2050, nearly two-thirds of humanity — more than 4 billion people — will live in cities. How should the world’s urban centers brace for impact — and ensure quality of life for the people who call them home?
The answer? We need to make our cities smarter.
Damian Carrington,John Vidal,Fiona Harvey,Suzanne Goldenberg
The world is facing a fertiliser crisis, with far too little in some places, and far too much in others, a new report from the United Nations says today.
The millennium development goals (MDGs) have driven "the most successful anti-poverty movement in history" and brought more than a billion people out of extreme penury, but their achievements have been mixed and the world remains deeply riven by inequality, the UN's final report on the goals
The Global Peace Index Records a Historically Less Peaceful and More Unequal World
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GENEVA—Global health hinges on drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions, a chief mover in the field of climate change told delegates Tuesday at the World Health Assembly in Geneva.