Economic development

'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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South-South Expo showcases innovation as “driver” of SDGs

Hundreds of participants from more than 120 countries, have gathered in Antalya, Turkey, for what’s been described as the world’s most important forum for showcasing, sharing and scaling-up innovative local solutions for global problems.

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Land policy conference promotes youth role in ‘The Africa We Want’

Promoting young people’s access to land was among the objectives of a four-day conference held in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, earlier this month.

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Prepare African youth today to be leaders tomorrow: South Sudan official

If Africa’s young people are not supported in becoming the leaders of tomorrow, they will be “detractors” of those in power today.

That’s the opinion of Robert Ladu Luki, Chairperson of the National Land Commission in South Sudan.

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'Long road to recovery' for Dominica, Barbuda, despite pledges

It’s going to be a “long road to recovery” for the hurricane-struck Caribbean islands of Dominica and Barbuda, despite a successful pledging conference at UN Headquarters this week.

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'Overlooked' Zakat could unlock billions in new SDG funding: UNDP

Islam’s mandatory system of charitable giving, known as Zakat, could unlock billions of dollars needed for the world to reach the 2030 Sustain

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