Wednesday, October 03, 2007

How does this issue affect you?


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Global Priorities, 1998 (in $US billions)

Goods or Services Annual Cost

Global Priorities: in $US billions:
Basic education for everyone in the world 6
Cosmetics in the United States 8
Water and sanitation for everyone in the world 9
Ice cream in Europe 11
Reproductive health for all women in the world 12
Perfumes in Europe and the United States 12
Basic health and nutrition for everyone in the world 13
Pet foods in Europe and the United States 17
Business entertainment in Japan 35
Cigarettes in Europe 50
Alcoholic drinks in Europe 105
Narcotics drugs in the world 400
Military spending in the world 780

(Source: Human Development Report 1998, Chapter 1, p.37, United Nations Development Programme)


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