of the worlds people produce 78 percent goods and services and receive 78
percent of world incomean average of $70 a day. Three-fifths of the worlds
people in the poorest 63 countries receive 6 percent of the worlds incomeless
than $2 a day. But their poverty goes beyond income. While 7 of every 1,000 children die
before age five in high-income countries, more than 90 die in low-income countries. How do
we bridge these huge and grow-ing income gaps, matched by similar gaps in social living
standards? Can the nations of the world work together to reduce the numbers in extreme
poverty? This is the fundamental challenge of the 21st century.