Economic development

Charting a strategy for the least developed countries

In 2001, there was a feeling among the development community that there are certain countries in the world that are particularly vulnerable because of the severe development challenges they face – among them, a low level of per-capital income, economic difficulties and environmental threats.

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With major expansion, UN now has world’s largest collection of trademark records

The United Nations World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has made it easier for anyone, anywhere to search for information on trademarks and brand-related information, thanks to a major expansion of its public database.

Over a thousand injured by a meteor that hit Russia

A meteor hit Russia's Chelyabinsk region on Friday injuring over a thousand people.

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Indonesia: Surviving the Flood

Jakarta is recovering from yet another flood. But Indonesia is no stranger to natural disasters. In fact, there is a flood here almost every month. Often deforestation on mountain slopes loosens the soil and heavy rain leads to landslides.

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Palm oil production presents a problem for apes

The red fruit palm oil was labelled as the “miracle find of 2013” by Dr. Mehmet Oz, a Turkish American television personality. His American syndicated programme, “The Dr. Oz Show” helped spur a global buying frenzy for the product.

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