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The UNArts Radio News: January 28, 2011 Broadcast, With Host H-II: Stephen Michael Apatow, Has Been Called A "State Of The World Address."

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The UNArts Radio News: January 28, 2011 broadcast, with host H-II: Stephen Michael Apatow, [1] has been called a "State of the World Address." The program outlines the unmet humanitarian needs landscape in 192 UN member countries, presented in conjunction with the World Economic Forum meetings in Davos, Switzerland.

UNArts Radio News: January 28, 2011
Listen to the Broadcast: http://airplaydirect.com/music/unarts/

Today, we are watching hyperinflation fuel a food crisis and humanitarian emergency in countries across the globe. The Middle East is now viewed as destabilized, as protests in the streets drove leaders out of office in Tunisia, Lebanon, Egypt, Yemen, Jordan and are now spreading to Syria and Sudan.... 1 Billion impoverished are at risk in China and on the nonproliferation front, 1 billion impoverished are at risk in India and and the economic crisis in Pakistan and North Korea present a nuclear threat to the world.

In conjunction with these events, it is vital to review our starting point or the Unmet Needs Landscape in 192 UN Member Countries (The Ultimate Objective, Humanitarian Resource Institute): [2]

Almost half the world — over three billion people — live on less than $2.50 a day.

Water problems affect half of humanity:

Some 1.1 billion people in developing countries have inadequate access to water, and 2.6 billion lack basic sanitation.

Out of 2.2 billion children in the world, 1 billion live in poverty (every second child).

According to UNICEF, 22,000 children die each day due to poverty. And they “die quietly in some of the poorest villages on earth, far removed from the scrutiny and the conscience of the world. Being meek and weak in life makes these dying multitudes even more invisible in death.”

Some 1.8 million child deaths each year as a result of diarrhoea... (preventable diarrhoeal illness).

Shelter, safe water and health
For the 1.9 billion children from the developing world, there are:

-- 640 million without adequate shelter (1 in 3).
-- 400 million with no access to safe water (1 in 5).
-- 270 million with no access to health services (1 in 7).

Today, the United Nations Arts Initiative Millennium Medicine Project targets 5 Billion people across the globe who lack access to basic surgical services and advanced medical technologies.

According to the Association of Rural Surgeons in India, "Only one billion out the total of six billion population of the world has any access to the type of surgical care seen in the hospital of Western Europe and America. In India, out of the population of one billion as of today, not more than 10% has any access to this type of surgical care."

Based on enrollment data, about 72 million children of primary school age in the developing world were not in school in 2005; 57 per cent of them were girls. And these are regarded as optimistic numbers.

Nearly a billion people entered the 21st century unable to read a book or sign their names.

According to the World Bank, in 2005, the wealthiest 20% of the world accounted for 76.6% of total private consumption. The poorest fifth just 1.5%.

1.6 billion people — a quarter of humanity — live without electricity:

Breakdown:

South Asia: 706 Million
Sub-Saharan Africa: 547 Million
East Asia: 224 Million
Other: 101 Million

The GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of the 41 Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (567 million people) is less than the wealth of the world’s 7 richest people combined.

The world’s low income countries (2.4 billion people) account for just 2.4% of world exports.

For every $1 in aid a developing country receives, over $25 is spent on debt repayment.

The poorer the country, the more likely it is that debt repayments are being extracted directly from people who neither contracted the loans nor received any of the money.

World gross domestic product (world population approximately 6.5 billion) in 2006 was $48.2 trillion in 2006.

-- The world’s wealthiest countries (approximately 1 billion people) accounted for $36.6 trillion dollars (76%).
-- The world’s billionaires — just 497 people — were worth $3.5 trillion (over 7% of world GDP).
-- Low income countries (2.4 billion people) accounted for just $1.6 trillion of GDP (3.3%)
-- Middle income countries (3 billion people) made up the rest of GDP at just over $10 trillion (20.7%).

To get a grasp on the scope of unregulated market activities associated with the global market crash in 2008:

Policy initiatives to address financial crimes by Humanitarian Resource Institute, following the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act in 1999, included unregulated shadow banking activities in the OTC derivatives market that transitioned from $88.2 trillion at end-December 1999 (BIS: 18 May 2000) to $1.4 Quadrillion, that is 1,400 trillion in 2006 (HRI: ECB: 4 April 2006).

It is clear that global strategic oversight is needed to stabilize our international community and fill the void that exists for an enforceable international legal standard for human rights and humanitarian relief operations that are proportional to the need.

This weeks radio program follows the January 21, 2011 broadcast that focused on the theme "The World Cannot Respond, If The World Does Not Know." This message outlines the critical role all artists can play in spotlighting unmet needs on the grassroots level in every UN member country.

Humanitarian Resource Institute and the United Nations Arts Initiative supports leadership development with tools and resources to assist strategic planning, critical analysis, expert think tank development for background discussions, peer reviewed data compilation and communications that engage decision makers and target audiences on the grassroots level in 192 United Nations member countries.

Country Music Association Artist H-II: Stephen Michael Apatow is founder of the Humanitarian Resource Institute and United Nations Arts Initiative. Since 1989, national project development [3] and advocacy work included the formation of Humanitarian Resource Institute, to "Bridge Unmet Needs to Untapped Resources." Today, this work continues through the United Nations Arts Initiative and global promotion of "Arts Integration Into Education." He is also a Member/Publisher: American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).

References:

1. Stephen M. Apatow: Founder of Humanitarian Resource Institute and the United Nations Arts Initiative. Url: http://www.apatow.org
2. The Ultimate Objective, Humanitarian Resource Institute. Url: http://www.humanitarian.net/Omnia_vincit_amor
3. Tour de America: National Substance Abuse Campaign, National Campaign for Hunger, Homelessness and Poverty. Url: http://www.tourdeamerica.com

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