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UN Launches its Most Ambitious New Development System

António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, in an address to the UN General Assembly, on “Repositioning the UN Development System&rd...   [ continue reading...]

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GGGI signs an Implementation Agreement with the Independent State of Papua New Guinea to provide support in accessing climate finance

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) signed an agreement to implement a Green Climate Fund (“GCF”) project as a delivery partner for the Indepen...   [ continue reading...]

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The Day the UN Elected a President in a Virtual Lottery

The battle between two candidates for the presidency of the 193-member General Assembly next week harks back to the day when the president of the highest policy...   [ continue reading...]

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Cultural and Religious Diversity at a Crossroad: The Promotion of Equal Citizenship Rights to Deconstruct and Eliminate the Vulnerability of People

Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim, Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue The post Cultural and Religious Diversity at a Cr...   [ continue reading...]

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Designing adaptation projects for the Green Climate Fund

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) was set up under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to channel much of the USD 100 billion a year s...   [ continue reading...]

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Countries Lose $160 Trillion in Wealth Due to Earnings Gaps Between Women and Men: WB

Globally, countries are losing $160 trillion in wealth because of differences in lifetime earnings between women and men. This amounts to an average of $23,620...   [ continue reading...]

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Peru’s Poor and Disabled Struggle in the Shadows

Eighty percent of the world’s disabled live in developing nations, according to a report by the United Nations. Their identities, lives and stories are of...   [ continue reading...]

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Zimbabwe’s Long Road to Gender Parity

Zimbabwe goes to the polls in July for the first general election since the departure of Robert Mugabe, and the jockeying over who will represent the country&rs...   [ continue reading...]

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Harnessing the Blue Economy Must Consider Social Inclusion and Responsible Stewardship

Amb. Macharia Kamau is the Principal Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Kenya.Siddharth Chatterjee is the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative...   [ continue reading...]

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Are You Paying Enough for Your Food?

Danielle Nierenberg is Founder and President of Food Tank. Emily Payne is a food and agriculture writer based in New YorkThe post Are You Paying Enough for Your...   [ continue reading...]

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Putting Tortillas on the Table Again in Mexico

Agronomist Irene Salvador decided to learn the process of making corn tortillas in order to preserve and promote this traditional staple food in the Mexican die...   [ continue reading...]

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Why Israel Dropped Out of the Security Council Race: Not Enough Votes

Kacie Candela, PassBlue*The post Why Israel Dropped Out of the Security Council Race: Not Enough Votes appeared first on Inter Press Service.   [ continue reading...]

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Tobacco use is one of the leading causes of premature death and disability worldwide: warns WHO ahead of World No Tobacco Day

Every year, on 31 May, the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners mark World No Tobacco Day, highlighting the health and other risks associated with tobac...   [ continue reading...]

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Food Waste Enough to Feed World’s Hungry Four Times Over

The United Nations is continuing to fight a relentless battle to eradicate extreme hunger – particularly in the world’s poorest nations—by 203...   [ continue reading...]

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Hunger and Food Insecurity Plague the Lives of Millions in Africa

Honourable Mr. Moody Awori, is the former Vice President of the Republic of Kenya. Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.The...   [ continue reading...]

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Food Security and Growth in Asia

A disquieting finding of The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017, Building resilience for peace and food security, or (SFSN2017), Rome,is tha...   [ continue reading...]

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UAE Research Programme for Rain Enhancement Science welcomes leading scientists

The UAE Research Programme for Rain Enhancement Science, UAEREP, has met one of its second cycle awardees, Dr. Paul Lawson, to prepare for an intensive series o...   [ continue reading...]

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Public-Private Pacts Open Doors to Climate Finance in Rwanda and Ethiopia

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) presented the African model of a National Financing Vehicle in which the governments of Rwanda and Ethiopia have succes...   [ continue reading...]

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DEWA discusses cooperation in renewable energy with Finnish company Valmet

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority; DEWA, has received a delegation from the Finnish company, Valmet in the renewabl...   [ continue reading...]

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Chile Debates Whether Citizens Should Profit from Generating Energy

Chile has become a model country for its advances in non-conventional energy, and is now debating whether citizens who individually or as a group generate elect...   [ continue reading...]

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