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Poorer states look to power ahead through innovation

Energy is key to global development but the world’s poorest nations fare up to six times worse than their more industrialised counterparts when it comes to accessing the vital resource, the UN warned on Wednesday.

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Iceland tops global table for IT progress in 2017

The digital gap between richer and poorer countries is growing, the UN said on Wednesday, as it announced that Iceland leads the way for information communication technology usage.

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News in Brief 19 July 2017 (PM)

Least-Developed “still lagging behind” on SDGs, “despite some progress”

The world’s Least-Developed Countries (LDCs) are “still lagging behind” on the timetable for sustainable development outlined in the so-called Istanbul Programme of Action “despite some progress.”

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Staunching tax “haemorrhage” from poorest countries

Investment-related tax evasion cost the world’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs) approximately US$100 billion in 2014, according to the UN trade body, UNCTAD.

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UN Gender Focus: reproductive rights, women police officers and solar energy

Zimbabwe activist champions sexual reproductive rights for women

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UN Gender Focus: poverty eradication, female peacekeepers and drug abuse by women

“Virtuous” not “vicious” cycle needed to tackle poverty, gender equality

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UN and Africa: focus on LDCs, peace in Darfur and campaign to help farmers in CAR

Least developed countries must go at “higher speed”

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“Virtuous” not “vicious” cycle needed to tackle poverty, gender equality

The “vicious cycle” where poverty feeds gender inequality within the world’s Least Developed Countries, LDCs, can become a “virtuous” one, if everyone embraces sustainable development.

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More action needed for countries to graduate from LDC group

More needs to be done to ensure the world’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs) move out of this category.

That’s according to Daniel Gay, an adviser with the Committee for Development Policy (CDP), the UN body which helps these 48 nations to understand the graduation process.

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Agriculture key to transform world’s Least Developed Countries

Agriculture is the “backbone” that will lift the world’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs) out of that category, according to a senior official from a UN agency that is working to eradicate rural poverty.

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