Economic development

Data collection is critical for food security in Africa: FAO expert

The value of data collection and coordination in food security goes far beyond the numbers, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.

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Child-friendly spaces offer oasis for displaced children in the Philippines

Tens of thousands are still living in schools, churches and other public buildings since Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines a little over a month ago.

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Time to take action and save migrant lives, UN agencies urge

The international community is being asked to take decisive action and save lives of migrants caught in crisis, as the world observes International Migrants Day on 18 December.

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Global economy improving but greater policy coordination needed, UN reports

The global economy is expected to continue to grow over the next two years, the United Nations today reported, but stronger international policy coordination is needed to steady the remaining fragility in the banking system and geopolitics which could hamper financial stability.

UNDP helps Eastern Europe and Central Asia address “energy poverty”

Frequent power cuts, high energy costs and lack of reliable and affordable heating in winter are just some of the energy challenges faced by countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

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UN: Say “No” to corruption and “Yes” to Development

In some countries, people often think that they are at the mercy of corruption and that it’s “just a way of life”.

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IOM assists Ethiopian government to manage influx of its citizens returning from Saudi Arabia

The Ethiopian government has been working around the clock together with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to facilitate an organized movement of its citizens fro

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UN mission in DR Congo launches surveillance unmanned aerial vehicles

The United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) on Tuesday launched a surveillance drone in the strife-torn northeastern part of the country.

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Tiny Nauru: A “litmus test” for the post-2015 development agenda

A remote Pacific island nation could be the “litmus test” for global efforts to devise a sustainable development agenda.

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World’s poorest countries to face labour force explosion

The world’s poorest countries need to create decent jobs to break the cycle of poverty and avoid social instability, according to the latest report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

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