World peace. An end to poverty. Free and equal societies. High-level objectives like these are part of a far-reaching global plan the U.N. will ratify this week: the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The hope is that all of them will be achieved by the year 2030.
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Bummed out by the state of our world (and perhaps your quiz results)? Consider these uplifting U.N. stats: Since 1990, the world has cut the number of people living in extreme poverty in half. The rate of children dying before reaching age five has declined by more than half. And there are more girls in school.