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    About 800 million people around the world live in extreme poverty and hunger, 5.9 million children die before they reach the age of five, 59 million of primary school age are out of school, according to the report of the United Nations.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The most up-to-date statistics on global development suggest 800 million people around the world are subjected to extreme poverty and hunger, the United Nations said in a report.

    "About 800 million people around the world live in extreme poverty and hunger, 5.9 million children die before they reach the age of five, 59 million of primary school age are out of school, 2.4 billion people still lack improved sanitation facilities, one in two children under the age of five lack birth certificates," the report issued on Wednesday reads.

    The report on the new global development agenda was officially launched by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and highlights the global data on poverty, hunger, education and sanitation. It is calling on addressing urgent global challenges over the next 15 years.


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