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Fact Sheet: Military Spending vs. Millennium Development Goals

November 18, 2010 by IPB

The following graphs demonstrate the extent to which military spending eclipses all other global priorities. The estimated cost of compliance with all eight United Nations Millennium Development Goals – eradicating hunger, universal primary education, child mortality reduction, disease prevention, environmental sustainability, and global development – are all eclipsed by yearly military spending figures.

In fact, all eight MDGs combined cost less than a fifth of yearly military spending.