All about sustainable development

Authors : Laurence TubianaWith Le Monde diplomatique / 06th of January 2014

The social challenges facing the planet have been seriously underestimated: 1.2 billion people still live on less than $1.25 a day and around 5.1 billion — three-quarters of the world’s population — lack adequate social security coverage. So a very large number of people remain unprotected against new global challenges, with profound local and national repercussions. The persistence of such a high number of excluded people represents an enormous waste of human and economic potential, and assumes particular importance in countries with a poor level of health coverage, against a backdrop of ageing populations.

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