Economic development

Podcast: Japanese pioneer reflects on her first “business trip” to space

Astronaut Chiaki Mukai broke all the way through Earth’s stratosphere to become the first Japanese woman in space.

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UN and Africa: UN volunteers, land policies for the “Africa we want” and space technology

Raising the profile of UN Volunteers in Sudan

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Somalia conference gives hope for secure future

Somalia’s leaders are committed to ensuring a safe and sustainable future for the country’s people, but no-one should be under any illusion that this may take a long time, a senior UN official said on Tuesday.

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Raising the profile of UN Volunteers in Sudan

Building roads, empowering young people and contributing to peace and development efforts: these are just some of the duties performed by more than 200 international and local volunteers working with the UN in Sudan.

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UN and Africa: Youth empowerment, space technology and legally defining sexual violence

Space technology helping UNDP improve the livesof people in need

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'Knowledge broker' role of UN key for South-South Cooperation

The UN plays a “dynamic” role as a “knowledge-broker” bringing together governments, experts and the private sector to help development in the southern hemisphere.

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Space technology helping UNDP to improve lives of people in need

Space-based applications and technologies are helping the UN Development Programme (UNDP) to deliver its projects in a faster, more efficient and safer way, according to a senior official there.

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South-South cooperation shows leadership in collaboration

An increasing number of countries in the southern hemisphere are contributing to global humanitarian efforts, which the UN Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator considers an “encouraging” development.

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FAO online database aims to protect local livestock diversity

Safeguarding livestock diversity is the objective of the latest version of an online database launched by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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UN-managed fund fights poverty and hunger across Global South

Three leaders in “South-South Cooperation”, together with $33 million in contributions, are helping 15 of the least developed countries in the world move ahead with achieving the 2030

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