Economic development

Actor Danny Glover says recognize contributions of Afrodescendants

The world has been presented a unique opportunity to recognize the contributions and needs of people of African descent.

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Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa weakens

Economic growth in sub-Saharan African has weakened in the last year, according to a newly released report from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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Social dialogue key for improving workplaces

Effective social dialogue between governments, workers and employers can improve compliance and produce better workplaces.

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UN Gender Focus: sexual violence against women and bringing hope to Afghan women

Culture of “denial and silence” around sexual violence must be broken

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No improvement in human rights situation in DPRK

There has been “no significant improvements over the last 15 years” in the human rights situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

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Women’s entrepreneurship lights up rural Pakistan

Women in 250 villages in Pakistan provide literally the light of their communities.

They have been trained to operate solar lanterns which they then rent to their neighbours, thus allowing the women to earn an income while providing a much-needed service.

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Filipino indigenous communities brew coffee for peace

Coffee farming is helping indigenous people in the Philippines to protect the environment, preserve their ancestral lands and secure their financial future.

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UNFPA working to protect the elderly from domestic violence in Belarus

Poverty has fallen dramatically in Belarus, but some groups remain vulnerable, particularly single-parent households, families with more than three children and the elderly.

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Bringing hope and prosperity to Afghan women

Rural women in Afghanistan’s Bamyan province are using a traditional craft to weave a brighter future for their families.

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UN Gender Focus: women living longer, women in prison and Afghan women

Women living longer but still face serious challenges worldwide

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