Economic development

UN and Africa Special: Sub-Saharan Africa

In this week’s special programme during the holiday season: the International Monetary Fund or IMF, looks at what a drought, earthquake or pandemic can do to economies in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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UN Gender Focus: trafficked women, girls’ rights in Tanzania and female farmers

“Blood money” of trafficked women now “lifeblood” sustaining terrorists

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UN Gender Focus: women in the UN, violence against men and women farmers in South Sudan

Exhibition showcases how women helped shape the UN

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Nearly four billion remain unconnected to the internet

Nearly four billion people are still not connected to the Internet, according to the UN’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

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Women face cultural and safety barriers in entering the digital economy

Women are more reluctant to engage in the digital economy because of cultural and safety barriers, coupled with a lack of technical skills.

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UN and Africa: focus on civilians in Central Africa, Libya and sustainable industrial development

Lord’s Resistance Army continues to cause “unspeakable suffering”

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UN Gender Focus: ending violence against women, digital economy and youth unemployment

Violence against women, the worldwide scourge

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UN brings economic, cultural and educational benefits to New York City

A new study has found that the UN brings significant economic, cultural and educational benefits to the people of New York City.

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Internet forum addresses challenge of connecting 3.9 billion

With nearly four billion people still unable to get online, the UN Internet Governance Forum provides a valuable “space” to discuss ways of connecting even the poorest rural areas of the world.

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Industrial transformation a “very big challenge” for Africa

The transformation from agrarian- to industrial-based economies is a “very big challenge” for countries in Africa, according to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

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