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UN Sustainable Development Goals

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced Inequality

Description

Scarcity is the limited availability of a commodity, which may be in demand in the market or by the commons. Scarcity also includes an individual's lack of resources to buy commodities.

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Organizations relating to Scarcity

Federation for Associations Connected to the International Humana People to People Movement / Harare, Zimbabwe / Est. 1991

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World Problems relating to Scarcity

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Inadequate management of refuse
Stagnated development of agricultural production
Lack of skilled manpower in rural areas
Decreasing diversity of biological species
Air pollution
Inadequate health services
Crop vulnerability
Physical unfitness
Shortage of waste landfill sites
Famine
Ignorance
Inhuman conception by homosexual parents
Underutilized animal genetic resources
Lack of grassroots involvement in economic planning
Restricted scope of local employment
Lack of finance in coastal communities
Restricted state support of the family
Poverty
International economic fragmentation
Defective land use planning
Foreign exchange reserve shortages
Shortage of entrepreneurial ability
Shortage of professional and technical personnel
Inadequate educational facilities for gifted children
Lack of individual historical context

Action Strategies relating to Scarcity

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Ensuring viable financial basis for the United Nations
Studying causes of lack of solidarity with the poor
Building skilled labour forces
Increasing global funds
Increasing amount of funds for research
Improving access to development capital
Campaigning for environmental protection laws
Providing local planning resources
Promoting entrepreneurship
Protesting lack of integration of environmental and economic issues
Increasing number of specimens for medical study
Banning hazardous waste exports to countries lacking safe handling capability
Providing heroic images
Existing-Lacking
Providing sufficient daily physical activity in urban environments
Relieving scarcity
Lacking piety
Increasing quantity of experimental non-human primates
Increasing number of professional and technical personnel
Increasing amount of qualified government officials
Increasing amount of time for policy making
Preventing false image of scarcity
Lacking
Conserving mineral resources
Increasing amount of teaching materials

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