Economic development

More wealthy people seeking residency in “desirable” countries

More and more people are using their wealth to acquire residency or citizenship in countries that are considered more “desirable”.

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Cost of keeping HIV-sufferers alive putting countries in debt

The cost of keeping those suffering from HIV alive is putting some countries, most notably in Africa, in insurmountable debt.

Far more people with HIV are now living longer, thanks to new antiretroviral drug treatments.

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Value of women’s unpaid work deserves recognition

The value of women’s unpaid work deserves greater recognition in societies around the world.

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Cotton: A matter of life or death for some Indian farmers

For some farmers in India, cotton yields have become a life-or-death matter.

In India's Maharashtra state, three million farmers depend on cotton for their livelihoods.

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Drastic improvement in security situation in Pakistan

The security situation in Pakistan has drastically improved according to the country director of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) there.

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No “automatic link’ between work and human development

There is no “automatic link” between work and human development, according to a new UN report on the topic, released Monday.

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“Huge impact” of climate change in UAE

Climate change could have a “huge impact” on the United Arab Emirates, according to a senior negotiator from the Gulf state who is currently attending the COP21 climate talks in Paris.

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Regional and local communities have role to play in climate deal

Regional and local communities have a vital role to play in addressing climate change issues.

That’s one of the messages coming out of the negotiations in Paris, where world leaders have gathered to hash out a new climate change agreement.

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Boosting representation and rights of women in Montenegro

Boosting the representation of women running for local office is just one of the ways in which the UN is bolstering rights and development in Montenegro.

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Local action vital, to ensure global warming goal is met

Local climate action is vital to ensure that the goal of keeping global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius is met.

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