The Compass Online
Discover the largest international issues plaguing the world according to global think tanks.
Learn about the 17 goals nations are trying to achieve by 2030.
Read fact sheets about the nations of the world and learn a brief overview of their history with other nations and cultures.
Read about the beliefs and practices of major world religions and how they affect world cultures.
Nearly half of the world population lives in poverty, defined as living on an income of less than $2 USD per day.
In 2020, above 30% of the world population suffered from food insecurity.
Over half the world's population still lacks access to to essential health services.
In 2021, an estimated 258 million children around the world weren't enrolled in school.
Only 66% of women worldwide achieve
gender equality in primary education, and women make 16% less than men on average.
2.2 billion people worldwide lack access to safe drinking water and 4.2 billion lack safe sanitation services.
In 2019, renewable energy still only accounted for 11% of global energy.
After the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, 114 million people were pushed back into extreme poverty during global recessions.
1.2 billion people worldwide lack access to electricity, while others face poor road networks and telecommunication services.
In many countries, people with disabilities, women, and other marginalized groups still receive lower pay than other groups.
The global urban population will reach 6.7 billion by 2050.
Global material footprint per capita has increased by 70% since 2000, indicating that the consumption of natural resources is growing rapidly.
Between 2000 and 2019, global greenhouse gas emissions increased by 21%.
Global wildlife populations have declined by 68% since 1970.
There were approximately 70.8 million people forcibly displaced by conflict, violence, and persecution in 2018.
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