Economic development

WHO announces $350 billion ‘reward’ for tackling chronic killers

Eight million lives or more could be saved between now and 2030 if the planet’s poorest countries spent a little over $1 dollar a day per person to combat chronic diseases, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

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Breaking chains of commodity dependence in developing countries

Countries that are rich in raw materials have the means to bring prosperity to everyone, but only if they take steps to tackle their “commodity dependence”, says UNCTAD's Yanchun Zhang ahead of next week's Global Commodities Forum 2018 in Geneva.

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Upswing in global growth won’t last forever; IMF says world must prepare now for leaner times ahead

While the world economy continues to show broad-based momentum, a new report released Tuesday by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is warning that there may be choppy seas ahead, caused by increasing protectionism or tit-for-tat trade wars.

Least developed countries make progress in mobile internet access

A new report released on Wednesday by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), states that the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are recording impressive progress towards increasing access

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Ancient Somali cave art “enormous” potential for future tourism

Ancient rock shelters that are home to some of the oldest cave paintings in Africa, have “enormous” potential to help bring thousands more tourists to Somalia and ‘Somaliland’.

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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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