What Are The World’s Biggest Problems?


In September 2015, the United Nations launched
their 15 year plan to make the world a better place. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals
are focused on improvement and longevity, and are a focal point of The UN Week in New
York City. Additionally, a number of Summits provide the opportunity for world leaders
to cooperate in achieving these global goals. So, what exactly are the world’s biggest
problems? Well, first and foremost, poverty is an inescapable
issue for nearly all developing countries. Roughly 1 in 7 people around the world live
on less than $1.25 a day, and nearly half of the global population lives on just $2.50.
While about a third of the world’s poor are located in India, only 10 countries house
80% of the poorest people on earth. Closely tied to poverty is the issue of hunger.
Inadequate nutrition contributes to nearly half of all child deaths worldwide, and in
regions like sub-Saharan Africa, one in four people are malnourished. As a result, nearly
800 million people do not have access to enough food to live healthy, active lives. Similarly,
water and sanitation are absolute necessities. Yet nearly the same number of people without
access to food, lack access to water. And a third of the world’s population risks
disease by not having adequate sanitation. Another major issue for developing countries
is a lack of educational opportunities. The UN predicted in 2011 that if all students
had even basic reading skills, world poverty could be reduced by more than ten percent.
But illiteracy is an asymmetrical problem, and affects considerably more women than men.
Of roughly 780 million illiterate adults worldwide, two thirds are female. As a result, women
have considerably fewer opportunities, and it hurts a country’s ability to progress
economically without a fully educated workforce. This inequality is rampant, and not exclusively
relegated to gender. Economic inequality is also drawn along racial and social divides.
Countries like Namibia see only a few thousand white landowners owning almost half of the
country’s agricultural land for a population of more than 2 million. In fact, land distribution has become an increasingly
relevant issue. With man-made climate change, deforestation, and overfishing, the rapid
environmental decline might be too late to reverse. Although organizations like the UN
have implemented standards, and worked to save forests, oceans, and the atmosphere,
it continues to be a serious issue for the international community. The UN Summit’s 17 global goals span from
micro to macro, and hope to contribute to solutions for the world’s biggest problems.
Through communication, training, and financial support, it is up to influential world leaders
and average citizens to seek to improve the world. Since addressing issues like poverty
and hunger, most countries have made considerable progress on every set goal. So we know that the United Nations has been
effective working on these issues, but HOW effective has it been? Find out in our video.
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  • The world biggest problem is that we are blaming a specific country, and we are doing nothing to help, to change it…

  • Islam,Israel,overpopulation an the US

  • sorry but clean water and food should be top 2

  • Easy. Meat and plastics industry, the later being very gruesome in sense it will stay in the form of microplastics in the oceans/landfills for eons causing tumors to humans. "A Plastic Ocean" – informative documentary.

  • You

  • The biggest problem is that the capitalistic corporate CEO's only care about their profit. Instead of governments helping individual people and families they put in place some stupid care program that doesn't even work.

  • Religion.

  • Nowadays humans are so stupid

  • THE WORLD IS TAKING MORE RESOURCES THAN IT NEEDS .
    THIS IS NOT SUSTAINABLE .
    IF YOU HAVE A DOLLAR, YOU HAVE A DOLLAR, NOT TWO DOLLARS .

  • Discrimination, persecution, and global warming

  • They keep making kids those borny primates and dont have a concept of prosperity therefore they rely on the helo of hard working responsible people

  • Lack of objectivity and assertion on limited cultural views on things is the biggest problem. Saying what you think something should be rather than seeing what it is and acting based on research and not shying away from things because you are afraid of what you'll know.

  • Trump.

  • I'm with him /

  • I'm starting a company that's going to make a difference. Those who care enough will make a change. Comment what you're going to do to change the world.

  • The worlds biggest problem: Ads.
    Second place: Cars.

  • GOD BLESS UNO

  • only problem is overpopulation

  • Islam. Nuff said

  • What about corruption? It's a problem that haunts developing and industrialized nations.

  • We should acknowledge the works done by certain communities for making the world a better place to live.

  • We are not going to be perfect. We can sort it out

  • the rich are rich because they don't share their wealth!!!

  • Climate change, The structure of the world economy, and political polarization

  • please tell me what can i do to finish these things !!

  • Good night and I will be in the morning and I will have a good day please see the attachment for a while and like to see the attachment file for a couple weeks of my life of my friends in a couple days to be honest with a few months of my life and like the way it to me a lot for a couple days

  • Socialisim is the worlds problem. But you’ll delete this anyway.

  • overpopulation.

  • A lack of spirit lies at the root of material issues… "The gross materialism that engulfs the entire nation at the present hour; the attachment to worldly things that enshrouds the souls of men; the fear and anxieties that distract their minds; the pleasure and dissipations that fill their time, the prejudices and animosities that darken their outlook, the apathy and lethargy that paralyze their spiritual faculties—these are among the formidable obstacles…" ~ Shoghi Effendi: Baha'i Faith

  • but i am from india 😀

  • Corruption, greed and ignorance.

  • The challenge is to frame the questions that voters will be asking on polling day, such as who has avoided a global depression and worked here to deliver jobs.

  • Fuckiu

  • Well, we failed

  • bangladeshis are crazy alwayss……….onlyyy know to do illegal migration from one country to another…and when threatened…they will just do nonsense protestt…
    bangladeshis suckerr!!!

  • I don’t really know what to name this but, I know it has to do with the reality of this world. Global warming shootings, wars, suicides, homicides, starvation, There is no else to blame but oneself. At the same time the world is overpopulated. There is nothing you or I can do about that. It’s scary out there really scary. It’s weird how this very second you could die. People try to shut themselves out or cover up reality. Especially with this thing called “love.” Now a days not even “love” can save you. You’re not safe anywhere, not in school, work or even in the place people call “safe:” home. People worry on making themselves feel better. Sometimes I feel as if one little nudge could push me to limits I didn’t even know existed. For some people life is very difficult we’re blessed to even be alive. There is people that who by a miracle are alive. I’m only a child, 6th grades going into 7th. My intention was not to waste you very precious time, but there are so many problems I couldn’t help myself.

    ——I’m very sorry

  • In HQ is in Vienna.

  • Wish we could find a new planet but nada

  • I hope people will get to understand the idea of helping each other which Islam teaches us the most. Islam cares the most about humans life if you understand Quran and sunnah. But, if you hate Islam and religions as well religious people you will never get to know the truth about what's going on. Don't just believe in whatever others telling you, and as you can see now in the world the most people are suffering are Muslims, because they have been used by their governments and rulers that treat them like slave and that teaches them to be obedients and that's it. While Islam teaches us to follow proofs and evidences and to live for good and to treat others the best way we can. Anyways, I hope that people, no matter what religion they believe in, to understand what is humanity and to help others in need as possible. We don't really need governments or organizations to tell us what to do and to collect money for us which at the end we see that it doesn't do enough. but, if we directly help others around us in need we will surely be able to fight poverty in short time.
    Imagine each American gives away only one dollar, how much we can collect? how many millions? if they give it in one month than that means in each month we can save one or more families, by providing them with shelter as well a small business that could help them get away from poverty.
    Please guys thing of this seriously, and gather with people around you and look for whatever you can do for poor and homeless people, this way you can bring their souls to life again.
    Also, I wanted to mention that in Morocco, there is a boycott against three major companies that are controlling everything there and that making people more poor and more suffering. they are: Central Littiaire (Danone), Afriquia Gaz, and Sidi Ali. And much more coming soon which prevent other small businesses from being created or from growing up. Prices of products in morocco are so high in relation to the low salary rate we have, people are living in real misery and crime rates are getting higher but no one outside morocco knows anything. please search online and spread the words to help Moroccans and Africans having normal life with dignity, Moroccans have no dignity because of the way they are being treated like slaves and nobody cares to give them their dignity back. Thank you all, and always remember to help each other as much as you can, and don't wait for others to start or to do, rather be the model to others.

  • I guess the big issue is -why do you smell like shite?

  • Another issue is unemployement prblom which is worst.which should be fixed

  • I feel like this all comes down to global health issues. Poverty and hunger is happening in developing countries and developed countries aren't helping out as much as I believe they could. Then again, the US has so many health issues within its healthcare system that needs working before helping others. It's called GLOBAL health for a reason. Too much segregation is clouding minds to come as one, put brains together, and tackle a problem we all have in common.

  • Got a new sub

  • The un is bad in some ways and wants to like take over the world by disarming nations police and military and everyone and retrain everyone thru un training programs and create un police and military.

  • The problem is educating the people on these problems. People are ignorant and blind to all that is going on.

  • Biggest problem in the world is communication – for such social creatures we cannot seem to cooperate

  • 1:01 hunger game? lol

  • Overpopulation in the developing countries.

  • World's biggest problem : Jew

  • WE ALL KNOW WHAT THE PROBLEMS ARE SO ASKING WHAT THE WORLD'S BIGGEST PROBLEMS ARE IS UNNECESSARY.
    THE QUESTION SHOULD BE ''WHY ARE WE NOT SOLVING THESE PROBLEMS ?''
    OR ''WHY ARE THESE PROBLEMS PROVING SO INTRACTABLE ?''.
    IF A GROUP OF GYPSY CARAVANS SET UP CAMP IN FRONT OF BUCKINGHAM PALACE, WOULD THAT PROBLEM BE SOLVED?
    IF THE CEO OF BP OR JP MORGAN DID NOT RECEIVE HIS/HER BONUS ON TIME WOULD THAT PROBLEM BE SOLVED?
    IF A GOVERNMENT PROPOSED TAX INCREASES ON THE SUPER – RICH WOULD THAT PROBLEM BE SOLVED?
    IF THE UN PROPOSED TO SANCTION SAUDI ARABIA OR ISRAEL FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS WOULD THAT PROBLEM BE SOLVED?

    OF COURSE THESE PROBLEMS WOULD BE SOLVED.
    WHEN IT CONCERNS OUR CLASS OR NATIONAL INTERESTS WE SOLVE POTENTIAL PROBLEMS VERY EFFICIENTLY.
    THINK INCOME TAX POLICIES, TOWN PLANNING POLICIES, MORTGAGE POLICIES, WAGE POLICIES, SALES TAX POLICIES,
    EDUCATION POLICIES.
    HOW MUCH TAX YOU PAY, WHAT CAN AND CANNOT BE BUILT AND WHERE, MORTGAGE – RELATED TAXATION, WHETHER YOUR PROFESSION IS PROTECTED FROM COMPETITION THAT COULD IMPACT YOUR EARNINGS/WAGES/SALARY, WHETHER YOU PAY SALES TAX, WHETHER DECENT PRIMARY, SECONDARY AND TERTIARY EDUCATION IS PROVIDED IN YOUR AREA IS ALL DETERMINED BY CLASS.
    PROBLEMS SUCH AS POVERTY AND THE HOST OF POVERTY-RELATED PROBLEMS ARE INTRACTABLE BECAUSE THEY ARE PROBLEMS THAT AFFECT THE POOR.
    THE POOR POSSESS THE POWER TO EFFECT CHANGE BUT THEY ARE NOT SUFFICIENTLY ORGANIZED.
    ONE WOULD THINK THAT IN A ONE-MAN-ONE-VOTE DEMOCRATIC SYSTEM THE POOR WOULD PREVAIL IN ANY ELECTION.
    BUT THE RICH COMPENSATE FOR THEIR NUMERICAL INFERIORITY BY DIVIDING, DISTRACTING, MARGINALIZING, KILLING, CHARACTER-ASSASSINATING, DEMONIZING AND GENERALLY DUMBING-DOWN THE POOR.

    THE RESULT IS THAT THE INTERESTS OF THE RICH ARE SERVED AND THOSE OF THE POOR AREN'T.
    WAR IS NO DIFFERENT.
    HOW MANY FIELD MARSHALS, 5 STAR GENERALS, BRIGADIERS OR ADMIRALS ARE KILLED IN BATTLE ?
    HOW MANY ROYALS, BILLIONAIRES, MILLIONAIRES ARE KILLED IN COMBAT?
    DID TRUMP OR BUSH DO THEIR PATRIOTIC DUTY IN VIETNAM?
    WHO ARE THE VICTIMS OF THE WAR IN YEMEN AT THIS MOMENT.
    I BET IT'S NOT THE LEADERS OF THE WARRING FACTIONS.

    IN OTHER WORDS PROBLEMS ONLY REMAIN PROBLEMS IF THE VICTIMS OF THE PROBLEMS LACK A POWERFUL VOICE.
    PERSONALLY I DO NOT EXPECT ANY BETTER FROM THE RICH AND POWERFUL.
    THEY ARE PROTECTING THEIR CLASS INTERESTS.
    IF I WAS RICH AND POWERFUL I WOULD PROBABLY WANT TO RETAIN AND INCREASE MY WEALTH.
    SHARING IS NOT ONE OF THE ATTRIBUTES OF WEALTH-ACCUMULATION (though there are a few notable exceptions).

    IT'S UP TO THE MASSES, THE MAJORITIES, THE POOR TO ORGANIZE THEMSELVES.
    IT'S PARTLY THEIR FAULT THAT THESE PROBLEMS (which they are disproportionately the victims of) PERSIST.
    THE POOR ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM AND THE MAIN SOLUTION.

  • Cant we just kill religion? War is 90% based on religion

  • Greed, white people ( generational problem) .

  • csgo community

  • Ima change these problems guys don't worry about it

  • This was the top video and not even half a mil views since 2015, look up how to get rich or get ig famous and those videos have millions of views. The problem goes beyond what we have to give I think it has to also do with ones ego

  • uncontrollable population, corruption on every nation, decreasing employers turn into employee and racism employment, believes about race

  • Anything with an "IC", "IST" and "ISM"'s attatched to it….Any of the economic models attached WILL end up not helping but the few at the top…thets the WHOLE POINT of "EXTREMES"…separation and divide…???????????????????????????????????????????????

  • The world biggest problem is American and Zionist Israel evil policy on world…

  • i think she needs a hair gel

  • GOD BLESS DA WORLD

  • tik tok is a big problem

  • Biggest problem in the world : Pornhub 😂

  • I am watching this video for making me rich

  • India is a superpower Mam

  • try to avoid by equality

  • selfishness is the problem

  • Is this a waste of time ??

  • I want to build my life around the global goals and turn it into a business

  • the u.s.

  • the biggest problem in the world at the moment is human

  • burqa is not inequality this is right of women

  • It’s people ruining other people’s days or even lives because they think it’s funny

  • Freemasons created Communism, so they're to "thank" for the Khmer Rouge, the Cultural Revolution, Stalin's purges and the famines. Why? Because Freemasons of degree 33 (up to 99) worship the devil. But don't take my word for it: Take the words of Albert Pike, Manly P. Hall, A.E. Waite, Helena Blavatsky, Aleister Crowley, Eliphas Levi & other Masons.

  • I see my comment telling everyone what Masonic rituals consist of was deleted… this by people who offer a sensationalistic tour of "creepy ruins" of the Chernobyl tragedy. Covering for Masonic Brothers, are we? Masons caused the Holocaust, the Armenian Genocide and the crimes of Jack the Ripper. It's offensive not to warn people.

  • And if no one knows who puts the abusers in Catholic seminaries (the Masonic Rite of Memphis-Misraim), then the Catholic faith will wrongly be blamed for what Freemasons are doing. Every major evil event for at least the last 300 years has been directly or indirectly the work of Freemasonry, but apparently some don't want the public to know.

  • I can prove every statement: Ritual Masonic abuse of children occurred in NYC, as revealed by the Hillary e-mails in 2016. 30th degree initiation involves real human skulls, and 33rd degree requires embracing a real human skeleton. Then there's "spirit cooking", an offshoot of Freemasonry. Men are required to sleep with one another (e.g. Crowley).

  • Ritual child abuse occurred IN the White House in 2009, early in the Obama administration (no proof as to whether Obama himself was involved or knew)- it's spelled out in the same e-mails. I guess that "progressives" find nothing more offensive or "triggering" than the truth- even as they vote for the people who are committing such evil.

  • Has anyone here heard of the Carbonari? Infiltration by Freemasonry, of the Roman Catholic Church, was planned on the island of Sicily about 200 years ago. As for satanic motives, read Albert Pike, Manly P. Hall, A.E. Waite, Aleister Crowley, Helena Blavatsky or Eliphas Levi, all Masons who admitted to being "Luciferians".

  • University libraries make documents on the dark arts, like alchemy, Rosicrucianism or the writings of Edward "Aleister" Crowley widely available. Jay-Z and Beyoncé can say any obscene, blasphemous thing they want and still be called to campaign for a major party Presidential candidate, but if I tell the truth about this stuff, I'm censored. Great priorities.

  • Wow wearing a burka = inequality what happened to freedom of choice? It’s religious and people can wear whatever they chose, whether it’s bikini or burka

  • Ministers stay Budget for Guest Houses or the Like. Max 3 star. Where your can Live comfortably Like a common Middle class.

  • Filthy rich hotels and vehicles to be Banned. Safety comfort should be the criterion.

  • Each religiou institution to have Prasadam Donation Box. This is for distributing food to common gentry once a day. Tie up with Local decent food sellers or so.

    For Society prayer houses also the gentry in and around be given Prasadam.

  • Noone should Sleep on streets and HUNGRY.
    CURD AND WHEY
    OR KHICHDI
    OR THE LIKE
    TO BE ARRANGED.

    BAN GUN AVAILABILTY TO MISCREANTS.
    CONTROL TERRORISM ACCROSS.
    WHERE PEOPLE ARE MORE THAN HURT and do not know how and what to do… Spread Religious Love, Social Life Style and Women Safety.

  • World's Precious
    Women.
    Our Survival.

  • Join Govt only if you are serious about serving Nation.
    Corruption in your Ministry will be held against the TOP Lead.

  • Strict Anti Corruption Attitude.

  • Religion, Ideology, Racism and Natural Resources.

  • please make a updated video please please

  • We need to learn to live at an average of 0 dollars a life.

  • The world was perfect until humans existed….

  • So if took all the land away from the White farmers and distributed among the black indigenous population that would go a long way toward making everything better? Like in Zimbabwe?

  • One massive problem we all have to solve in the world is men.

    One way to solve that is to make synthetic sperm in laboratories.

  • Not only India, but also Pakistan is suffering of the sracity of watet

  • 6 billion lives must be put down

  • "Environment and Development: Basic Principles, Human Activities, and Development and Environmental Implications focuses on the adverse impact that human activities, according to world the vision anyone who doesn't see what Belgium authority done to planet is foolish, I believe worldwide authorities and securities agencies are so intelligents , because evils like Belgium if you don't handle the way they did you can provoke them to destroy world especially manipulate climate and you consider yourself team of U.N peacekeeping? Only I blame world to talk in evils style when are not evils, good things is lesson, I am sure is whose things happened compared to what is going to happen with equally human beings is rights carefully,…..please allowing BEST things to happen…….

  • Because of currup seting in power!!
    That's why have poverty

  • What if it is not a human our ruler?
    History has told us that men tend to corrupt as they become more powerful in order to live better themselves (it's not that far from living thing's nature: every single individual, despite it's social or solitary, wants to survive itself first) at the expense of their surroundings (it not only includes other humans but other living things, the environment…).
    Second, we indeed need rulers, some form of government (otherwise it would be like in the Prehistoric times where everyone could kill you for your food and gets away with)
    Third, even if there were a 'clean' and legitimate ruler that really wants to help everyone but also humanity as a whole, this one would have limitations as human, not being able to cope with all the complex factors that stabilize human progress.
    However, there's something that could understand and have the best of mankind and even other things we can't yet comprise, that, if well-designed, could raise everyone's conditions at a level never ever reached. I mean, an artificial intelligence.
    Of course there's the danger it could turn against us but, leaving apart what movies like to tell us about an inminent apocalypse, if it has solid foundations and we establish certain limits to it (i.e. don't kill innocent, keep up expression liberty [at a comfortable level]…) and OUR goals….
    it could work, I wish.

  • sad. not one person has mentioned the single problem that underpins all these others

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