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Week in Numbers Interns, watch sales and unsporty teenagers

Young children competing in 20km race in Lausanne

Young girls take part in a race in Lausanne. But not all children are sporty. According to a WHO study, 89.1% of Swiss teenage girls did not do enough sport in 2016.

(© Keystone / Jean-christophe Bott)

Almost every article published by contains a percentage, an age, an amount of money or some other figure. Here’s a round-up of some of the most interesting statistics to appear in the past week’s stories.



The number of interns from around the world who took part in a survey that resulted in the first-ever ranking of internships at 21 United Nations organisations. The International Labour Organization (ILO) came top mainly for equal opportunities, financial support and work conditions.  



The percentage drop in exports of Swiss watches to Hong Kong in October. This came as unrest in the Asian territory continues to intensify. Hong Kong is the most valuable global market for Swiss watchmakers. 



The number of dangerous chemical products which are to be restricted in Switzerland as they can be used to produce bombs. The government announcement follows similar regulations introduced by the European Union in 2014. 



The global number of victims of mines and explosive remnants of war in 2018, according to the Landmine Monitor 2019external link. This is nearly double the number recorded in 2013 (3,457). Improvised mines were responsible for over half of all victims - a record. 



The percentage of Swiss children, aged between 11 and 17, who did not meet a World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation for at least an hour of physical activity a day.

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