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Growing gender gap in mobile phone use

Men have greater access to mobile telephone services across the developing world and use them more than women.

That’s according to a director at the Connected Women Programme of the GSMA, an association of mobile operators.

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Graphic message is best way to save planet, says cartoonist

Drawing clever cartoons is just is one way of raising grassroots awareness about climate change, a leading cartoonist said on Friday, for World Environment Day.

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Tool launched to increase web accessibility for all

What happens when a website has not been made accessible to people with disabilities?

That’s the question being posed by the UN which has launched a new website to recreate that experience for the general public.

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Major food commodity prices down in May

The price of food commodities fell in May hitting the lowest level since September 2009, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO.

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Efforts underway to reduce “grey economy”

Efforts are underway to move more workers around the world out of the informal or so-called “grey economy”.

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“50% chance” of Ebola returning to West Africa

The likelihood of the deadly Ebola virus re-emerging in West Africa has been put at around 50 per cent by the United Nations.

Over 11,000 people have died in an outbreak of the disease mainly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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Malaria issue taken to Canadian and European parliamentarians

Political leadership is needed to fight malaria which continues to kill over half a million people worldwide, but mainly in Africa.

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Labour experts focus on boosting small businesses

Labour experts from around the world are spending the next two weeks focusing on how to boost the success of small and medium-sized enterprises or SMEs.

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African economies can benefit from youth employment

Young people can contribute enormously to peace and development in African countries.

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World "struggling" for migration solution, says ILO chief

The international community is “struggling for responses” to the global migrant workers crisis and needs to find a solution quickly, the UN’s labour agency chief said Monday.

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