Facts & Figures

Numbers never lie. The time to act is now.


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Globally women make up just 10% of representatives in national governments

About 73% of the global population are either partially covered or have no access to the fundamental human right to social security.

1% of the world population owns 35.6% of all private wealth, which is more than the bottom 95% combined.

470 million jobs are needed globally for new entrants to the labour market between 2016 and 2030.

Trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation accounts for 58% of all trafficking cases

There were 168 million child labourers worldwide in 2012, more than 10 times the number of Disneyland visitors the same year.

About 80 per cent of wastewater from human activities is discharged into rivers or sea without any pollution removal.

650 million people live without safe water

1/3 of the global population lives without access to a toilet

3 billion people rely on wood, coal, charcoal or animal waste for cooking and heating

Since 1990 global emissions of CO2 have increased by more than 46%

One in five people still lack access to modern electricity

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