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Much more than a ‘lifeline’ for millions of households, remittances can spur global growth, says UN agency

16. Juni 2018 - 7:30
Not only are remittances a “critical lifeline” for millions globally, the direct benefits of money sent home by migrant workers touch the lives of one in every seven persons on the planet – over one billion people, the United Nations rural development agency has said.  
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Heat-resistant crops, ‘green’ infrastructure, can prepare Near East and North Africa to better tackle droughts – UN agency

15. Juni 2018 - 20:20
Countries in the Near-East and North Africa, where chronic water shortages are sure to worsen due to climate change, must take pro-active steps to become more resilient against droughts, the United Nations agriculture agency said on Friday.
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Central Asia bloc has important role in 'peace, stability and prosperity' beyond region, says Deputy UN chief

10. Juni 2018 - 19:18
United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed addressed the Heads of State summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on Sunday, stressing that the organization's impact in the political, economic and security realm, extends well beyond the large Eurasian region that its members represent.
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Promoting decent work ‘daily challenge’ in fragile countries, UN Labour Summit told

7. Juni 2018 - 23:04
The Central African Republic (CAR) has called on the United Nations labour agency to provide special assistance to the conflict-torn nation and make it a “pilot-country” for the implementation of a programme to build peace and resilience through job creation.
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Universal access to modern energy is ‘catalyst of inclusivity’ – deputy UN chief

6. Juni 2018 - 21:43
No single entity is large enough or has all the necessary skillsets to deliver the 2030 Agenda on its own, the United Nations deputy chief told a high-level meeting on the issue of transforming energy access in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs).
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Uncertainty threatens to hamper investment in developing countries: new UN report

6. Juni 2018 - 19:00
Financial uncertainty caused by “significant risks” to global trade, is responsible for a sharp fall in international investment flows which could hurt developing countries the most, according to a new UN report, released on Wednesday.
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End the ‘harmful narrative’; migration is a net-gain for Africa, finds UN report

31. Mai 2018 - 23:28
The large-scale migration of people within Africa tends to boost growth and lifts the continent’s whole economy, a new United Nations report has said, urging the world to dispel misconceptions and “harmful narratives” targeting migration.
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Spirit of compromise needed to combat workplace ‘brutalism’ – UN labour agency

29. Mai 2018 - 17:42
The head of the United Nations labour agency has called for a new spirit of cooperation and consensus between workers, employers and Governments, to end what he called the “new brutalism” of sexual harassment and violence in the workplace.
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New health board aims to break ‘cycle of panic and neglect’ on pandemics

24. Mai 2018 - 23:25
A group of international experts has been tasked with helping the planet to better prepare for outbreaks, pandemics and other emergencies that have an impact on health.
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Not so fast on fracking, UN agency tells developing countries

24. Mai 2018 - 20:09
The hydraulic extraction of natural gas, commonly known as fracking, produces cleaner energy than oil and coal, but it is not necessarily in the best interests of the world’s poorest countries, UN development experts said on Thursday.
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UN development official urges greater international support for Zimbabwe

24. Mai 2018 - 18:28
With a new administration in place and plans to hold free and fair general elections later this year, authorities in Zimbabwe are hoping to see greater international investment in their country, according to the top United Nations official there.
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HIV/AIDS still impacting work and costing billions in lost earnings – new UN agency report

24. Mai 2018 - 15:51
Outlining the economic and social toll HIV and AIDS continues to take on workers around the world, the International Labour Organization (ILO) called on Thursday for an “urgent effort” to improve treatment, step up testing and ensure healthier and more productive workplaces.
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Transforming the world requires input from all society: UN deputy chief

23. Mai 2018 - 22:53
International efforts to create a world where no one is left behind will only become a reality if all sectors in society participate, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General told ambassadors in New York on Wednesday.
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Economic growth ‘exceeds expectations’ but trade tensions are rising: UN report

17. Mai 2018 - 22:31
Global economic growth is exceeding expectations this year but heightened geopolitical tension and uncertainty over international trade could thwart progress, according to a new United Nations report.
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Around 2.5 billion more people will be living in cities by 2050, projects new UN report

16. Mai 2018 - 17:00
By 2050, two out of every three people are likely to be living in cities or other urban centres, according to a new United Nations report, highlighting the need for more sustainable urban planning and public services.
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Jobs in the green economy will ‘more than offset’ losses in traditional industry by 2030 – UN labour agency

14. Mai 2018 - 18:39
Action to combat climate change could create millions of new job opportunities and “more than” offset losses in traditional industries, the UN labour agency said on Monday.
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‘Gender-sensitive’ trade policies help empower East African women

9. Mai 2018 - 19:02
Trade and employment laws which give women greater access to the economy across East Africa, can pave the way for more inclusive development and prosperity, according to a new report from the United Nations trade body.
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In Cuba, UN chief stresses Latin America’s courageous ‘development vision’

8. Mai 2018 - 20:32
The United Nations chief on Tuesday highlighted the central role he hopes Latin America and the Caribbean region will play in ensuring “fair globalization” that leaves no one behind.
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‘Robust’ economic growth in Asia-Pacific last year and ‘promising’ prospects ahead – UN report

8. Mai 2018 - 0:15
Economies in the Asia-Pacific region registered robust growth in 2017 and prospects for this year look promising, the United Nations development arm in the region said, urging countries to take advantage of positive conditions and address underlying vulnerabilities.
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Can science and technology really help solve global problems? A UN forum debates vital question

1. Mai 2018 - 23:44
Science and technology offer part of the solution to climate change, inequality and other global issues, a United Nations official said on Tuesday, spotlighting the enormous potential these fields hold for achieving humanity’s common goal, of a poverty and hunger-free world by 2030.
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