How well do you know the state of current world?
If you’re Bill Gates, quite a bit. In fact, you can take a World IQ quiz to see if you know more about where the world stands when it comes to health care, quality of life and income growth issues. Spoiler alert: Gates scored 9 out of 10.
According to the Global Goals site, on Sept. 25, 193 world leaders will “commit to 17 Global Goals,” focused on fixing three areas in the next 15 years: Ending extreme poverty, fighting inequality and injustice, and fixing climate change.
Bill and Melinda Gates will be in attendance, along with other world leaders, to discuss how to continue to improve lives around the globe.
See the Global Goals, courtesy of their site, below:
“You may be wondering: Why should we believe these goals will make any difference at all?” Bill writes on his blog. “Because the world has already done something like this, and with great success.
“Fifteen years ago, world leaders adopted the Millennium Development Goals. It was one of the best ideas for improving lives that I’ve ever seen,” Gates writes. “The goals focused the world’s attention on disease and poverty, and by using data to measure progress, we could see which countries were succeeding and which were falling behind.”
Gates lists many ways that people’s lives have improved worldwide in the last 15 years, including the “fraction of the world’s population living in extreme poverty has dropped by half since 1990.”
He also posts three videos featuring Chris Murray, the director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, which tracks health data, at the University of Washington. In each video, Murray discusses a Millennium Development Goal set 15 years ago, and presents numbers as to how far we’ve come on child mortality, maternal mortality and HIV: