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UN rural development agency invests in power and potential of women

20. März 2018 - 21:36
Although rural women make up one-fifth of the global population and around 43 per cent of all agricultural workers, inequality restricts their access to land, markets or even the training and technology that could improve their lives and livelihoods, according to the United Nations agency fighting to stamp out hunger and poverty.
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UN forum to spotlight ways ICT can help beat poverty and boost development

19. März 2018 - 17:12
Making information and communication technology (ICT) readily available for vulnerable countries and harnessing it’s potential to help tackle a raft of ills – from disaster risk reduction to reaching ‘zero hunger’ – will be among the issues on the agenda at an annual United Nations information forum that kicked off Monday in Geneva.
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Gaza requires changed political reality, renewed commitment to avoid total collapse

16. März 2018 - 19:19
The lack of a political process to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict continues to be the single largest impediment to Palestinian development, and an escalation in hostilities could completely break down service delivery in Gaza, a United Nations report said Friday.
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Ukraine: UN calls for protection of civilians after attacks on water facility workers

15. März 2018 - 23:11
Following recent shelling of water treatment workers in eastern Ukraine, a senior United Nations official has called on all parties to the conflict to protect those civilians who maintain critical infrastructure.
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Four countries on track to graduate from UN list of least developed countries

15. März 2018 - 20:55
Four countries could soon “graduate” from the ranks of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable nations, a United Nations expert committee announced on Thursday
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Disasters cost billions in agricultural losses, poor farmers bear brunt – UN report

15. März 2018 - 15:53
A crowded field of threats that includes drought, floods, animal disease outbreaks and chemical spills are among the disasters costing farmers in the developing world billions of dollars each year, according to a new report from the United Nations agriculture agency.
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UN urges new, ‘post-ISIL’ Iraq to draw on diversity, support religious minorities

13. März 2018 - 14:48
As Iraq rebuilds after defeating a terrorist group, the country must draw on its religious diversity and protect minorities, including Yezidi and Christians, a senior United Nations official has said.
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New communications technologies essential to empower poor rural women – UN

8. März 2018 - 15:55
To mark International Women’s Day, the three United Nations Rome-based agencies are spotlighting the role new innovations in information and communications technologies (ICTs) can play in expanding opportunities for rural women, who often find themselves “on the wrong side of the digital divide.”
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Women’s prospects at work still ‘a long way’ from being equal to men’s – UN report

7. März 2018 - 21:07
Despite notable progress on closing gender gaps over the past 20 years, women have less access to jobs, are more likely to take low-quality employment, and face barriers to management positions, a United Nations labor report has found.
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Collapse of Iran nuclear deal would be ‘great loss,’ says UN atomic agency chief

5. März 2018 - 20:36
Iran is implementing a series of commitments under the nuclear agreement reached with key countries in 2015, the head of the United Nations nuclear energy agency said Monday.
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Investing in school meals ‘win-win’ for West African nations – UN

2. März 2018 - 15:54
The United Nations food relief agency has urged Governments in West Africa to spend more money on school meal programmes as these investments not only contribute to children’s better future but also create local jobs around agriculture.
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With proposed reforms, UN closer than ever to a development system that is ‘fit for purpose’

28. Februar 2018 - 0:05
There are serious threats to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the United Nations, especially its development system, must be effectively reformed in order to be able to limit the impact of those threats Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday.
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Dry, hot weather likely to reduce harvests in southern Africa, UN warns

27. Februar 2018 - 18:56
Southern Africa’s water sources and crops are under serious pressure as a long dry spell and high temperatures have taken hold in the region, the United Nations agriculture agency said Tuesday, warning that after record maize production in 2017, food shortages are set to worsen this year.  
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Evidence-based approach crucial to migrants and migration – top UN officials

22. Februar 2018 - 17:33
As Governments begin to negotiate a global compact on migration, an accurate portrayal of migrants, and of migration, is needed more than ever before to help shape public discourse and policy, senior United Nations officials said Wednesday, underscoring the importance of an evidence-based approach to the issue.  
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Job creation around agriculture can spur youth employment in Africa – UN agency

22. Februar 2018 - 15:05
Agriculture will continue to generate employment in Africa over the coming decades, but businesses around farming, including processing, packaging, transportation, distribution, marketing and financial services, could also create jobs for young people, especially those in rural areas, a senior United Nations official said Thursday.
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At leaders forum in Belarus, deputy UN chief urges concrete action on Global Goals

21. Februar 2018 - 22:20
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the most ambitious, universal, people-centred and planet-sensitive set of goals and targets ever conceived by the United Nations, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told a regional leaders forum in Belarus on Wednesday.
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‘Our values, beliefs and identity’ are embedded within language, UNESCO says on Mother Language Day

21. Februar 2018 - 19:54
Every two weeks, one of the world’s languages disappears, along with the human history and cultural heritage that accompanies it, the chief of the United Nations cultural agency warned on Wednesday, calling for greater efforts to preserve and promote mother languages and indigenous languages, to bolster inclusion, diversity and ultimately, sustainable development.
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Ahead of Social Justice Day, UN agency calls for fair labour migration governance

19. Februar 2018 - 19:18
Many migrant workers end up trapped in low-pay, unsafe and unhealthy jobs, the head of the United Nations labour agency warned Monday, calling for the adoption of fair labour migration governance frameworks at the global, regional and national levels.
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Efficient national tax systems critical for sustainable development and inclusive growth, urge UN, partners

16. Februar 2018 - 23:41
Countries need to strengthen the effectiveness of their tax regimes to unleash much-needed domestic resources to ensure the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as the promotion of inclusive economic growth, United Nations and as key international economic and financial organizations have urged.
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At donor conference, UN chief launches two-year plan to fast-track Iraq reconstruction

14. Februar 2018 - 14:52
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday launched a reconstruction programme for Iraq, urging the global community to support Iraqis as they embark on the journey to rebuild their country and make sure that it is committed to unity and inclusivity.
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