2 - Progress towards the Millenium Development Goals, 1990-2005

2 - Progress towards the Millenium Development Goals, 1990-2005

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1 #2 United Nations. 2005.  Progress towards the Millennium Development  Goals, 1990-2005. GOAL 1: eradicate hunger and poverty by halving the % of people in  poverty. Healthy people learn better, grow, have healthy babies, and live  longer. Reductions in poverty are dramatic in East Asia [from 56% to 17%] Sub-Saharan Africa actually got poorer [from 41% to 46%] Households headed by women face even more economic difficulties: they  aren’t paid the same amount as men; it’s harder to get jobs -2000-2002 estimates say 17% of the developing population is  hungry, with most of this in rural areas and urban slums -most are farmers with too little land to grow enough food Progress has been slow overall [total poverty in 1994 was 20%, we’ve  only gotten it down to 17%] with only net 9 million people no longer in  poverty The situation could possibly be getting worse: there’s been an annual  1.1% reduction rate in the last 5 years. -a decrease of 27 million people, followed by an increase of 18 
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