Climate change is now affecting every country on every continent. It is disrupting national economies and affecting lives, costing people, communities and countries dearly today and even more tomorrow.
Women and girls continue to suffer discrimination and violence in every part of the world. Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.
Globally, hunger kills more people than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. Poor food security is also causing millions of children to be stunted, or too short for the ages, due to severe malnutrition.
One in ten people in developing regions are still living with their families on less than the international poverty line of US$1.90 a day, and there are millions more who make little more than this daily amount.
Slums represent one of the main types of housing in many growing urban cities from Kibera in Nairobi, to Dharavi in Mumbai. The effects of poverty related to the growth of slums span everything from poor health to education.