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THE WORLD'S BEST NEWS

BITZER Electronics is partners with the campaign The World’s Best News, an initiative from the cooperation between UN, Danida and 100 Danish development organisations. The World’s Best News is simple. We tell surprising news about progress in the developing world, that rarely finds media time. Read some of our best news here!

Click further into the quiz, where you can test how much you actually know about the world’s development: http://verdensbedstenyheder.dk/quiz/ (in Danish).

People in developing countries are doing better, than you might think
The UN Millennium Development Goals 2015 are the world’s comprehensive plan to combat poverty. And the plan works. Progress on a number of the goals shows this - now that we approach deadline.

Nine out of ten children in developing countries now start in school
Today 90 percent of children in developing countries start in first grade. In 2000 the world’s countries promised each other that all children shall have the opportunity to go to school. Since then the number of out-of-school children has almost halved, and equally many boys and girls sit in the classrooms – both in in primary school and in further education institutions. This is an important progress because education paves the way out of poverty.

World’s poorest people is reduced to half
Since 1990 the number of the World’s poorest people is reduced to half, and the share of people living for less than a 1.25 dollar a day has gone down to 13 percent in 2015. This means, that there are now more than a billion less extremely poor people in the World than in 1990.

18,000 fewer children die every day
More and more children celebrate their 5th birthday. Since 1990, child mortality has been halved, that means that an average of 18,000 more children survive - every day. Measles vaccine alone has saved 15.6 million between 2000 and 2013.

2.6 billion have access to clean water
In 2000, the UN agreed to half the number of people, who don’t have access to clean water, before 2015. The goal was reached in 2012 – three years ahead of deadline. This means that more than two billion people today have access to clean water.

The Sustainable Development Goals
To replace the 2015 development goals, a set of targets relating to future international development are proposed – the sustainable development goals. Read more at https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/.

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