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Cities cannot be sustainable without ensuring reliable access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation.

Each day a further 120,000 people are added to the populations of Asian cities.

In 2015, the number of international migrants worldwide was the highest ever recorded, at 244 million.

In the United States, there is a linear relationship between racial and ethnic diversity and better financial returns

75 per cent of people in developing countries are living in societies where income is more unequally distributed than it was in the 1990s

Only 22.8 per cent of all national parliamentarians were women as of June 2016

More than 75 per cent of the population in developing countries are living in societies where income is more unequally distributed than it was in the 1990s

The 400 wealthiest individuals on the Forbes 400 list have more wealth than the bottom 150 million Americans.

Inadequate infrastructure leads to a lack of access to markets, jobs, information and training.

The global annual investment required for all infrastructure projects in the period between 2010 and 2030 will be about $1.8 trillion.

Switzerland was crowned the most innovative country in 2016 because of its ability to turn innovative thinking into lucrative projects.

Despite the Nigerian economy growing on average of 6% annually over the last 5 years, 50% of the population still has no access to electricity

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