Economic development

Global foreign direct investment declines in 2012

There is good news and bad news about the global economy, according to the    World Investment and Political Risk survey released by UNCTAD, the UN Conference on Trade and Development.

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A global campaign to reduce food waste

A call to reverse food waste was made by UN agencies.

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In Zimbabwe, goldmining is Rosemary Marimo's business!

Rosemary Marimo is a woman with purpose. She began prospecting for gold in Musowe, Zimbabwe with her husband 20 years ago.

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Rebuilding efforts continue in Haiti three years after deadly earthquake

Three years after the devastating earthquake of 12 January 2010, Haiti continues to draw on its resources to recover.

 The international humanitarian response has been unprecedented, and many initiatives have emerged to assist the Haitians in dealing with the devastating events.

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ILO report highlights the value of domestic workers to families and society

More than 50 million people worldwide, mostly women, are employed as domestic workers, according to the latest figures from the International Labour Organization (ILO).

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ILO spotlights gender imbalance in science and technology

Careers in science and technology are increasing, but the International Labour Organization (ILO) says women and girls are in danger of being shut out of these opportunities.

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