An interactive map of how the international community plans its next attack on poverty

The international community is in fevered talks aimed at trying to decide what to do to reduce poverty, inequity and injustice after 2015 – when we reach the finish line for the first set of such targeted goals known as the Millennium Development Goals.

Here, from World of Data is a visual, interactive description of the lingo:

MDG Lingo
World of Data

It seems a bit odd that the word poverty is so small while inequity and injustice aren’t even included. Why is the word ‘guardian’ in there, I wonder? A reference to the news organization? Keep in mind, this is just a snapshot of one moment on social media (Google, Twitter) prompted by one discussion at Global Pulse.


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