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Poor Land Use Costs Countries 9 Percent Equivalent of Their GDP

The global economy will lose a whopping USD23 trillion by 2050 through land degradation, a review by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UN...   [ continue reading...]

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Optimal Use of Water Works Miracles in Brazil’s Semi-Arid Region

Cattle ranching has been severely affected by drought in Brazi’s Northeast region, but it has not only survived but has made a comeback in the Jacu&iacute...   [ continue reading...]

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Economic & Social Costs of Gun Violence Appalling

Izumi Nakamitsu is the United Nations High Representative for Disarmament AffairsThe post Economic & Social Costs of Gun Violence Appalling appeared first o...   [ continue reading...]

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First New Land Ready: Will Allow Rohingya Refugees to Move to Safer Ground Before Monsoon

Humanitarian agencies working in Bangladesh’s Rohingya refugee camps today marked the completion of the first new plot of land prepared to relocate famili...   [ continue reading...]

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Belt and Road Initiative Vows Green Infrastructure with Connectivity

“My son in primary school did not attend a birthday celebration because it was cancelled due to bad air — and we live in Seoul, a great place to liv...   [ continue reading...]

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Ex-President Leaves ILO after Corruption Scandal

Together with the president of Mauritius, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven was to draw up a plan for the future focus of the UN-body ILO. But the work...   [ continue reading...]

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How Do You Attain “Sustainable Peace” Amidst Rising Military Conflicts?

The underlying message at the fifth annual Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development was summed up in its telling title “The politics of peace.” But...   [ continue reading...]

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Economies Flourish and Traffickers Profit from the Struggles of Low-Skilled Migrants

Agnes Igoye serves as Uganda’s deputy National Coordinator Prevention of Trafficking in Persons and heads Uganda Immigration training AcademyThe post Econ...   [ continue reading...]

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Despite Setbacks, Africa Viewed as Continent of Hope, Promise & Vast Potential

Africa has long been one of the world’s most beleaguered continents – singled out mostly for its conflicts, political and economic instability, risi...   [ continue reading...]

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The Role of Voting in Reviving Democratic Practice

Patrick Keuleers is Director, Governance and Peace Building, UNDPThe post The Role of Voting in Reviving Democratic Practice appeared first on Inter Press Serv...   [ continue reading...]

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Out of the Ashes

FAMILIES REGROUP AFTER DEVASTATING FIRE DESTROYS THEIR HOMESThe post Out of the Ashes appeared first on Inter Press Service.   [ continue reading...]

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Economic and Social Survey for Asia and the Pacific 2018 – Mobilizing finance for sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth.

Asia and the Pacific remains the engine of the global economy. It continues to power trade, investment and jobs the world over. Two thirds of the region’s...   [ continue reading...]

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UAE heads 44th meeting of UNWTO Commission for the Middle East in Egypt

The UAE headed the 44th meeting of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, UNWTO, Commission for the Middle East, which began in the Egyptian city of Sha...   [ continue reading...]

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Renewable energy jobs reach 10.3 million worldwide in 2017

The renewable energy industry has created more than 500,000 new jobs globally in 2017, a 5.3 percent increase from 2016, according to the latest figures release...   [ continue reading...]

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From the Syrian War to Argentina – Or How to Start a New Life

Fares al Badwan moved to Buenos Aires alone, from Syria, in 2011. He was 17 years old then and the armed conflict in his country had just broken out. Since then...   [ continue reading...]

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Low Awareness Restrains Growth of Solar Technologies

Every year, Amos Chandiringa, 43, a farmer in Nemaire village in Makoni district in northeastern Zimbabwe, laboriously waters his tobacco nursery with a waterin...   [ continue reading...]

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First Regional Biodiversity Forum kicks off in Abu Dhabi

The First Regional Biodiversity Forum kicked off in Abu Dhabi today with the attendance of more than 100 biodiversity experts and specialists from the region an...   [ continue reading...]

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Protests, Strikes, Solidarity – France Revisits May ‘68

“It’s good to be in Paris on a sunny May day and see many universities occupied … and the strikes against neo-liberalism,” declared Bri...   [ continue reading...]

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Protecting the Health & Rights of People on the Move

Dr. Natalia Kanem is a United Nations Under-Secretary-General & Executive Director of UNFPA, the UN Population Fund.The post Protecting the Health & Rig...   [ continue reading...]

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Time to Get Serious About Peace & Development

Jan Eliasson* is Chairman of the Governing Board of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) The post Time to Get Serious About Peace &...   [ continue reading...]

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