Rich countries continue to improve their standards in sanitation whilst billions lack even rudimentary facilities. All that poverty campaigners can do is try to raise awareness of the divide.
The values of Christmas hold fast amongst our floundering ideals for democracy and human rights.
As Bond fiddles with his mobile internet gadget in the latest movie, which OneWorld Guide would be given that magical half second of screen-time? The Gender Guide is an unlikely candidate, given the denial of violence against women in western culture.
A visit to my local hospital reminds me that we might be branded as hypocrites in the UK if we criticize countries like Nigeria for corruption.