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First Person: Sharing indigenous knowledge with tourists

28. August 2022 - 6:15
After successfully reclaiming her people’s territory in Northern Argentina, Celestina Ábalos turned to tourism to share and promote her indigenous culture.  UN entrepreneurship training during the COVID-19 pandemic helped her business to grow.
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Young Jordanians innovate to tackle food insecurity

27. August 2022 - 6:15
In Jordan, where many struggle to find enough to eat, young people are finding creative ways to tackle food insecurity, and create sustainable, environmentally friendly employment, with support from a UN innovation programme.
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Young workers have been hit hardest by COVID fallout, says UN labour agency

11. August 2022 - 15:20
The number of young people globally who can’t find a job this year is set to reach 73 million – that’s a full six million more than before COVID-19 – the UN labour agency said on Thursday.
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UN trade body calls for halting cryptocurrency rise in developing countries

10. August 2022 - 18:56
The UN trade and development body, UNCTAD, has called for action to curb cryptocurrencies in developing nations, in three policy briefs published on Wednesday. 
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From the Field: Outreach across the Horn of Africa

8. August 2022 - 6:15
In July, a UN human rights officer embarked on an outreach visit to the Horn of Africa’s Sool and Sanaag regions, a seven-day round-trip of more than 1,600 kilometres by road.
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First Person: The honey business owner creating a buzz in northern Uganda

6. August 2022 - 2:36
Sam Aderubo started his company, Honey Pride, in Arua, northern Uganda, in order to make a positive impact on his community. With support from the UN, the business is taking off, providing work for hundreds of local beekeepers, many of whom are marginalized women and youth.
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More lifesaving grain shipments authorized to leave Ukraine

4. August 2022 - 23:53
Three more ships have been given the green light to leave Ukraine’s Black Sea ports on Friday, carrying just over 58,000 tons of corn, in a move that will raise hopes further for the success of a UN initiative aimed at lowering prices of essential foods and easing the global crisis.
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UNFPA global innovation awards: 10 projects that will change lives of women and girls

4. August 2022 - 21:24
The UN’s sexual and reproductive health agency, UNFPA, has announced the ten winners of its first ever Joint Innovation Challenge; a cutting edge competition to provide funding for social enterprises with innovative solutions that advance the empowerment of women and girls worldwide.
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Unprecedented global challenges are ‘not insurmountable’ – UN chief

4. August 2022 - 19:52
Nearly a year ago, the UN chief released his report, Our Common Agenda (OCA), a blueprint for global cooperation moving forward, and reinvigorated multilateralism. On Thursday, he updated the General Assembly on progress made so far, saying the need for the report’s proposals “has only increased.”
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Ukraine: Black Sea grain shipment success raises hopes more will follow

3. August 2022 - 16:25
The first, eagerly-awaited commercial shipment of grain to leave the Ukrainian port of Odesa since Russia’s invasion more than five months ago, was cleared to proceed to Lebanon on Wednesday, after a scheduled inspection stopover in Istanbul.
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INTERVIEW: Accessible finance is key to realizing Uganda’s potential

31. Juli 2022 - 6:19
Northern Uganda suffers from a development gap with the rest of the country, with high rates of poverty and unemployment. UN News spoke to Dmitry Pozhidaev, head of the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) office in Uganda, to find out what the agency is doing to improve funding access to individuals and businesses, and put them on the right path to success.
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First Person: Surviving Bali’s COVID tourism crash

30. Juli 2022 - 6:45
Dekha Dewandana ran a thriving ‘homestay’ tourism property in Bali, and received UN-supported training which has helped him to maintain a high standard of hospitality. When COVID-19 hit Indonesia, his business was pushed to the verge of collapse and, after a bruising two-year period, it’s now slowly recovering.
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Global economy: Outlook worsens as global recession looms – IMF

26. Juli 2022 - 21:56
Still reeling from the COVID pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the global economy is facing an increasingly murky and uncertain outlook, according to the latest report released on Tuesday by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
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Women working together, to survive Lebanon’s economic crisis

24. Juli 2022 - 6:16
Lebanon’s women-led cooperatives are helping communities to cope with the country’ recent wave of crises: the COVID-19 pandemic, the financial crisis, and the notorious August 2021 Beirut Port Explosion.
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Climate change: New approach needed to gauge animal health impact on emissions

21. Juli 2022 - 22:33
Animal health is important to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but greater investment is needed to evaluate the impact, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and partners said in a report published on Thursday.
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Lebanon: At ‘a crossroad between rebound or collapse’

21. Juli 2022 - 21:41
The dire impact of Lebanon’s unrelenting socio-economic crisis prompted the UN Special Coordinator to warn the Security Council behind closed doors on Thursday, that the country stands at “a crossroad between rebound or collapse”.
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UN summit galvanizes action for development agendas in Africa

20. Juli 2022 - 23:43
The development of Africa was spotlighted at a key UN meeting on Wednesday, with attention focused on advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the African Union (AU) Agenda 2063.    
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Cost of living crisis hits poorest the hardest, warns UNCTAD

19. Juli 2022 - 23:13
Billions of people are facing the greatest cost of living crisis in a generation due to rising food and energy prices amid rapid inflation and increasing debt, leaving the most vulnerable consumers in a dire situation, said the UN trade and development body, UNCTAD on Tuesday.
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Kenya’s Kuruwitu corals are back, thanks to local conservation drive

17. Juli 2022 - 6:46
A small, quiet village in Kenya has found a new purpose in the fishing industry through a successful marine coral conservation project, the first of its kind in the Marine Protected Areas of the western side of the Indian Ocean.
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A safe space for Venezuela’s indigenous women

16. Juli 2022 - 6:22
Venezuela's rural, remote, indigenous communities have been particularly affected by COVID-19 and the country's socio-economic crisis; community gardens help Wayúu women from Rio Negro to make ends meet, and provide a haven from violence.
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