North & South - Animation Films on Millennium Development Goals

Ten years ago, following the initiative of the UN,  the developed world made big pledges. Eight global development goals were elaborated – among of others the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger – by which the situation of the third world could entirely improve. To promote the Millennium Development Goals, DemNet created 8 animation films, each connected one particular Goal. The two-minutes films are free to use and distribute for educational purposes. Making these films were allowed by the financial support of the European Commission and the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.



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Demnet - Észak és Dél
  • The number of people living under the international poverty line of $1.25 a day declined from 1.8 billion to 1.4 billion between 1990 and 2005.
  • The proportion of people living in extreme poverty in developing regions dropped from 46 per cent to 27 per cent — on track to meet the target globally.
  • The economic crisis is expected to push an estimated 64 million more people into extreme poverty in 2010.
  • About one in four children under the age of five is underweight in the developing world, down from almost one in three in 1990.
  • Enrolment in primary education in developing regions reached 89 per cent in 2008, up from 83 per cent in 2000.
  • The current pace of progress is insufficient to meet the target by 2015.
  • About 69 million school-age children are not in school. Almost half of them (31 million) are in sub-Saharan Africa, and more than a quarter (18 million) are in Southern Asia.


Demnet - Észak és Dél
Demnet - Észak és Dél
  • In 2008, there were 96 girls for every 100 boys enrolled in primary school, and 95 girls for every 100 boys in secondary school in developing regions.
  • The share of women employed outside of agriculture remains as low as 20 per cent in Southern Asia, Western Asia and Northern Africa.
  • The global share of women in parliament continues to rise slowly and reached 19 per cent in 2010 — far short of gender parity.
  • The number of children in developing countries who died before they reached the age of five dropped from 100 to 72 deaths per 1,000 live births between 1990 and 2008.
  • Almost nine million children still die each year before they reach their fifth birthday.
  • The highest rates of child mortality continue to be found in sub-Saharan Africa, where, in 2008, one in seven children died before their fifth birthday.
  • Of the 67 countries defined as having high child mortality rates, only 10 are currently on track to meet the MDG target.


Észak és Dél
Észak és Dél
  • More than 350,000 women die annually from complications during pregnancy or childbirth, almost all of them — 99 per cent — in developing countries.
  • The maternal mortality rate is declining only slowly, even though the vast majority of deaths are avoidable.
  • In sub-Saharan Africa, a woman’s maternal mortality risk is 1 in 30, compared to 1 in 5,600 in developed regions.
  • Every year, more than 1 million children are left motherless. Children who have lost their mothers are up to 10 times more likely to die prematurely than those who have not
  • Every day over 7,400 people are infected with HIV and 5,500 die from AIDS- related illnesses. HIV remains the leading cause of death among reproductive-age women worldwide.
  • An estimated 33.4 million people were living with HIV in 2008, two thirds of them in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Access to HIV treatment in low- and middle-income countries increased ten-fold over a span of just five years.
  • Malaria kills a child in the world every 45 seconds. Close to 90 per cent of malaria deaths occur in Africa, where it
    accounts for a fifth of childhood mortality.
  • 1.8 million people died from tuberculosis in 2008, about 500,000 of whom were HIV-positive.


Észak és Dél

Észak és Dél
  • Some 1.7 billion people have gained access to safe drinking water since 1990. Yet 884 million people worldwide still do not have access to safe drinking water and 2.6 billion people lack access to basic sanitation services, such as toilets or latrines.
  • The world has missed the 2010 target for biodiversity conservation. Based on current trends, the loss of species will continue throughout this century.
  • Slum improvements are failing to keep pace with the growing number of urban poor. The absolute number of slum dwellers keeps rising, with some 828 million people living in slums today, even though the share of the urban population living in slums is declining.
  • Official development assistance stands at 0.31 per cent of the combined national income of developed countries, still far short of the 0.7 per cent UN target. Only five donor countries have reached or exceeded the target.
  • Debt burdens have eased for developing countries and remain well below historical levels.
  • Only 1 in 6 people in the developing world has access to the Internet.

1st Goal: Eradicate Extreme Poverty & Hunger

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