Economic development

Jobs for women grow “economic pie for everyone”

The world economy would benefit by boosting women’s participation in the labour force and business, according to an official of the World Bank.

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UN global agenda for 2015 “on track”, says Brazil Ambassador

The post-2015 global agenda for sustainable development is “on track”, according to the Permanent Representative of Brazil to the UN.

Ambassador Antonio de Aguiar Patriota says he hopes Member States will adopt a series of targets this year, in addition to those approved in 2014.

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Situation of women in Pakistan “quite alarming”

The situation of women in Pakistan is “quite alarming” according to the head of the United Nations development office in the country.

The UN is working to advocate for women’s rights and empowerment, saying ensuring greater equality of women will be critical for Pakistan’s development.

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UN backed global agenda represents views of “everyday people”

A new global agenda aiming to end poverty, transform lives and protect the planet by 2030 represents the views of “everyday people”.

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