Economic development

Scalable solutions critical to reducing violence against children

Ramya Subrahmanian attended the high-level event on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals for Children: Collective Actions and I

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Parental leave is smart for the economy and helps change minds

Unequal pay and lack of paid parental leave holds women back in the world of work.

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African urbanization creates opportunity for rural farmers: FAO

Rapid urbanization in Africa is creating opportunities to strengthen rural economies, as demand for food rises in cities and towns.

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Holistic measures needed for income equality in Africa

There is no “silver bullet” to resolving the stark income disparities in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Space tech speeds up sustainable development: UN space chief

Technology built to explore the stars, is also having a dramatic impact in the more down-to-earth pursuit of the 2030 Sustainable Development

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UN Gender Focus: Saudi Arabian women, human trafficking, and youth and development

UN chief: Saudi Arabian women’s right to drive “an important first step”

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Diversifying economies reduces dependence: Tanzania bank chief

Youth and rural populations in Tanzania are looking to increase their access to financial services, according to Bank of Tanzania Governor Benno Ndulu.

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UN Gender Focus: fighting violence against women, new UN gender parity strategy and empowering women economically

Gender equality a “driver” in fighting violence against women and girls

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Economically empowered women essential for stronger economies: ITC

Increasing women’s participation in global trade will lead to better development outcomes for families and communities.

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Conflict, climate change behind rise in world hunger: UN report

After steadily declining for over a decade, world hunger is once again on the rise, says the latest UN report on world food security and nutrition, released on Friday.

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