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- The estimated total world population in 2012 was 7.052 billion.
Number of children ages 0 to 19 in the world: approximately 4.270 billion.
42.3 percent of the world’s population age 24 and up have not attained secondary education.
71.2 percent of the global population who are of secondary-education age or older have attended secondary education.
Nearly a billion people entered the 21st century unable to read a book or sign their names
For more information, check out Poverty in the Infopedia.
- Number of people in the world that live in poverty: Over three billion (almost half the world’s population) live on less than $2.50 a day.
- “According to UNICEF, 22,000 children die each day due to poverty”
- Approximately 27-28 percent of all children in developing countries are underweight or stunted.
- About 1.1 billion people in the world (1 in 7) have inadequate access to water. 2.6 billion lack basic sanitation.
- For the 1.9 billion children from the developing world, there are:
- 640 million without adequate shelter (1 in 3)
- 270 million with no access to health services (1 in 7)