Global Stats

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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.




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  • 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)