Where are you on the global fat scale?

Using UN data on population size in 177 countries, together with estimates of global weight from the WHO and mean height from national health examination surveys the team were able to calculate average BMI figures for each country.

Where are you on the global fat scale?

Using UN data on population size in 177 countries, together with estimates of global weight from the WHO and mean height from national health examination surveys the team were able to calculate average BMI figures for each country.

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The numbers tell the story. Over the last twenty years, it is conservatively estimated that disasters have killed 1.3 million people, affected 4.4 billion and resulted in economic losses of $2 trillion.
These are staggering numbers when you consider what it means in terms of missed opportunities, shattered lives, lost housing, schools and health facilities destroyed, cultural losses and roads washed away.

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Infographic from the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

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The numbers tell the story. Over the last twenty years, it is conservatively estimated that disasters have killed 1.3 million people, affected 4.4 billion and resulted in economic losses of $2 trillion.

These are staggering numbers when you consider what it means in terms of missed opportunities, shattered lives, lost housing, schools and health facilities destroyed, cultural losses and roads washed away.

More on the Rio+20 Conference

Infographic from the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

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Daily chart: UN data on attitudes among women to domestic violence suggests that in many places, international women’s day is not much to celebrate. Jordan comes top of this (non-comprehensive) list of bad places to be female today.

theeconomist:

Daily chart: UN data on attitudes among women to domestic violence suggests that in many places, international women’s day is not much to celebrate. Jordan comes top of this (non-comprehensive) list of bad places to be female today.

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UN reports ‘extraordinary progress’ in global fight against AIDSThe international community has made extraordinary progress in the past decade in the fight against AIDS, but a funding crisis is putting those gains at risk, the United Nations health agencies said.A World Health Organization-led report said the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS and now infects about 34 million people around the world has proven a “formidable challenge” for scientists and public health experts.“But the tide is turning,” it added. “The tools to achieve an AIDS-free generation are in our hands.”

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UN reports ‘extraordinary progress’ in global fight against AIDS
The international community has made extraordinary progress in the past decade in the fight against AIDS, but a funding crisis is putting those gains at risk, the United Nations health agencies said.

A World Health Organization-led report said the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS and now infects about 34 million people around the world has proven a “formidable challenge” for scientists and public health experts.

“But the tide is turning,” it added. “The tools to achieve an AIDS-free generation are in our hands.”

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The UN predicts the world’s population explosion

With the population hitting 7bn this month Spanish design house Bestiaro’s has produced this visualisation of the UN population data for us using its Impure design language. Explore the data by clicking on the countries below - all figures in thousands

The UN predicts the world’s population explosion

With the population hitting 7bn this month Spanish design house Bestiaro’s has produced this visualisation of the UN population data for us using its Impure design language. Explore the data by clicking on the countries below - all figures in thousands

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UN against corruption - 2011

Highlights of the six-part suite of 2D infographics videos commissioned by Transparency International in collaboration with UNODC. This video infographic uses animated typography and simple, iconic animated graphics and pictograms to explain the effects of corruption on society. It also incorporates a short segment of live-action video, embedded within the context of iconic elements. It provides a compelling and fast-paced tutorial for organisations and activists on how to bring pressure to bear on governments to more effectively fight corruption.
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Graphic: What would a Palestinian state look like?As the Palestinian Authority’s at the UN moves forward, the Post looks  at what a Palestinian state would look like. For a large version of this  graphic, download the PDF here

nationalpost:

Graphic: What would a Palestinian state look like?
As the Palestinian Authority’s at the UN moves forward, the Post looks at what a Palestinian state would look like. For a large version of this graphic, download the PDF here

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Visualizing Voices of the Vulnerable

UN Global Pulse, an initiative by the United Nations and Visualizing.org have teamed up to challenge you to visualize the voices of vulnerable  populations in times of global crisis. Based on survey results from UN Global Pulse’s 2010 Mobile Survey,  they are looking for clear, informative, and creative visualizations  that tackle one or more of the following questions: How do people in  different nations describe their quality of life? What types of changes  do people make in order to cope with economic uncertainty? How do  individuals perceive their future outlook? The data consists of answers to five questions focusing on economic perceptions by people from India, Iraq, Mexico, Uganda, and Ukraine.

Visualizing Voices of the Vulnerable

UN Global Pulse, an initiative by the United Nations and Visualizing.org have teamed up to challenge you to visualize the voices of vulnerable populations in times of global crisis. Based on survey results from UN Global Pulse’s 2010 Mobile Survey, they are looking for clear, informative, and creative visualizations that tackle one or more of the following questions: How do people in different nations describe their quality of life? What types of changes do people make in order to cope with economic uncertainty? How do individuals perceive their future outlook? The data consists of answers to five questions focusing on economic perceptions by people from India, Iraq, Mexico, Uganda, and Ukraine.

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Where Are All the Fish?

People eat a lot of fish. In fact, per capita fish consumption has  nearly doubled in the last 50 years. The problem is that there may not  be any more fish if we keep catching and consuming them at this rate.  The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations measures how  many of each species of each fish were caught each year.

Where Are All the Fish?

People eat a lot of fish. In fact, per capita fish consumption has nearly doubled in the last 50 years. The problem is that there may not be any more fish if we keep catching and consuming them at this rate. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations measures how many of each species of each fish were caught each year.

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