Economic development

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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News in Brief 28 November 2017 (PM)

New UN initiative aims to train young leaders in the global south

A new UN partnership aims to empower and train young leaders in the southern hemisphere.

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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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News in Brief 27 November 2017 (PM)

Saudi-led coalition eases restrictions on humanitarian aid for Yemen

A blockade imposed on all goods entering Yemen by the Saudi-led coalition that is battling Houthi rebels for control of the country, was partially lifted over the weekend, the UN reported on Monday.

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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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News in Brief 27 November 2017 (AM)

UN chief condemns Central African Republic attack

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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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