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A compass – even in times of crisis
Agenda 2030 is a plan of action to ensure that all the world’s people can live in dignity, freedom and in a healthy environment. This ‘pact on the world’s future’ requires every country to take on shared responsibility for our planet according to its capa
A passion to teach
In Afghanistan there is a shortage of well-qualified vocational school teachers. A reform is now improving prospects.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained
Many people lack the courage and money to start their own business. A new entrepreneurial spirit is now emerging.
Milk for Morocco
GIZ in co-creation with Centrale Danone is helping farmers to improve the quality of their milk and to boost their income.
A model of success
Ghana wants women to make up one third of graduates from its electronics professionals programmes in 2017.
Electricity from the pig farm
Renewable energy, particularly hydropower, plays a major role in Central America. Now, biogas plants are also generating clean energy.

Information and background

  • ‘We overstate the negative’

    Max Roser studies living conditions worldwide. He sees a clear upward trend – if we take the long view.

  • An app to improve safety

    Violence against women is a major problem in Latin America. Companies are providing support to achieve change.

  • Modern teaching in Guinea

    Through remedial classes for pupils and trainings for teachers, the quality of teaching in Guinea has improved.

  • ‘We have to reach young people’

    Latanya Mapp Frett, Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Global, about the right to family planning

  • For prosperous nations

    Health is the basis for more prosperous nations, says Margaret Chan, Director-General of the WHO.

  • Good neighbours

    Many Afghans have been forced to flee their homes and seek refuge in other parts of the country. About a new start.

Highlights

Health
More time to live
Nowadays, people are living longer – and this trend can be observed all over the world.
‘We have to reach young people’
Latanya Mapp Frett, Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Global, about the right to family planning
For prosperous nations
Health is the basis for more prosperous nations, says Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization.
Getting better
People are living longer, including in the developing countries – even though health systems are still far from robust.

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Facts and figures

  • G20 Leaders’ Communiqué, Hangzhou Summit, September 2016

  • people could be in full-time employment in the maritime industry by 2030. This industry currently employs more than 31 million people.

  • Women face discrimination also after their working lives. Proportion of women and men of retirement who receive a pension.

  • Katja Iversen, President/CEO of Women Deliver at the organisation’s fourth international conference in Copenhagen in May 2016

  • The conditions for entrepreneurs vary greatly, as the diagram on the average time required to start a business shows.

  • Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, on Africa Human Rights Day

  • million small arms are estimated to be in circulation worldwide, with an average period of use of 30 to 50 years.

  • million hectares of forest were lost between 2000 and 2012. Protection of forests is vital: Many depend on them.

  • Director-General of UNESCO Irina Bokova on International Literacy Day 2015. Millions of people are still unable to read or write.

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