Economic development

Women entrepreneurs need opportunities, not handouts

When it comes to growing their businesses, women entrepreneurs are looking for opportunities, not “waiting for handouts,” according to an official with the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

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Bahrain forum promotes entrepreneurship for SDGs

Bahrain is taking the lead in promoting entrepreneurship as a means to achieve global peace, prosperity and economic empowerment.

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Countries meet to ensure future of plant genetics

Representatives from 144 countries are meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, this week to ensure that future generations will have access to food and agricultural products that originate from plants.

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African industrialization will help erase poverty, transform economies

Urban demand could be “a lever” for industrialization across Africa.

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FAO and partners battle new banana disease strain

A new strain of fungus is threatening one of the world’s most favourite fruits.

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Reproductive health inextricably linked to inequality: UNFPA

Economics is just the tip of “the inequality iceberg.”

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Africa Week focus on integration, prosperity and peace

Gender inequality is costing Africa “tens of billions” of dollars each year, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told ambassadors in New York on Monday.

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UN Gender Focus: parental leave in Norway, space for women, women’s economic empowerment in Ghana

Parental leave is smart for the economy and helps change minds

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UN and Africa: award-winning UN peacekeeper in Sudan, South Sudanese girls, and a report on poverty in the African countryside

Legal vacuum “an obstacle to advancing gender equality”: UN Peacekeeper

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Ghana experience shows digital payments Better than Cash: UN-backed study

Transitioning from cash to digital payments could save Ghana’s government more than US$200 million over the next four years, a UN-backed study has found.

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