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Ten years after the soaring food prices of 2007, what is the state of world agricultural markets?
FAO, IFAD, WHO, WFP and UNICEF jointly produced a report on food insecurity around the world. It indicated that more than 820 million people are still suffering from hunger.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among people aged 15 to 24. According to WHO, one person commits suicide every 40 seconds around the world.
"It’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years," wrote Oscar Wilde. We know that humans are living longer and longer. But are we living those years in good health?
As a public health issue, global vaccination coverage is the subject of much debate at the United Nations – especially when it is insufficient.
OECD's report “Education at a Glance" provides an overview on and comparative analysis of the different education systems in OECD countries and other partner countries.
EDJNet's large investigation on trains in Europe compared the accessibility of train stations, the price of tickets and the speed of train travel. Slovenia performs well in terms of accessibility and price, and much worse in average speed.
The European Social model is pretty much on its last leg. Over the last few years, social transfers granted by the member states of the European Union are increasingly losing their ability to reduce poverty.
Where in Europe is taking the train fast and affordable, and where is it not? The European Data Journalism Network has gathered data on train journeys from 28 booking websites across Europe, collecting more than 8,000 single journey ticket prices and travel times for 73 sample routes.
In Western Europe and Scandinavia, people spend more on healthcare and live longer, while in Central and Eastern Europe and the Baltic States, less money is spent and life expectancy at birth is lower too. The EU average for healthcare spending is 9.9 percent of GDP. In Hungary it is 7.4 percent.