Don’t Panic – End Povetry

13 Feb 2017

Hans Rosling asks: Has the UN gone mad?

In 2015, the United Nations announced their boldest goal ever: To eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, already by 2030. Looking at the realities of extremely poor people the goal seemed impossible. The rains didn’t fall in Malawi that year. The poor farmers Dunstar & Jenet, gathered a tiny maize harvest in a small pile on the ground outside their mud hut. But Dunstar & Jenet knew exactly what they need to break the vicious circle of poverty. And Hans Rosling showed how billions of people had already managed. That year’s “hunger season” may very well be Dunster’s & Jenet’s last.

Up-to-date statistics show that recent global progress is ‘the greatest story of our time – possibly the greatest story in all of human history. The goal seemed unrealistic to many highly educated people because their worldview is lagging 60 years behind reality. Lees meer