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People need to be valued regardless of their identity

All people need to be valued and included in development activities regardless of their gender identity, according to a representative from UN Women in Bangladesh.

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“Influx of violent extremists” an increasing challenge for authorities

The “influx of violent extremists” increases the overall challenges facing prison administrations around the world, according to a representative from the UN’s Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

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Agricultural leaders urged to act now to avert global water crisis

With agriculture currently accounting for 70 per cent of global water usage, decision makers in the industry are being urged to strengthen efforts to tackle a looming water crisis.

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UN Gender Focus: gender parity , Muslim women and transgender community in Bangladesh

Gender parity still “decades away” in public life: UN development chief

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“Modest” recovery in global economic growth

The year 2017 will see a “modest” recovery in the global economic growth, according to the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA).

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Bullying affects one in four schoolchildren: UNESCO

Of the more than one billion children at school worldwide, around one quarter face bullying, the UN said on Tuesday.

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Countries need to improve data collection

All countries need to improve data collection if the world is to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to the head o

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Merging science, technology and innovation leads to development

Merging science, technology and innovative ideas can help tackle the global challenges to development, a panellist at a UN conference on the topic has said.

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Global unemployment rate expected to rise by 3.4 million: ILO

The global unemployment rate is expected to rise by 3.4 million this year, bringing the number of jobless people to just over 201 million.

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Women and girls “far more vulnerable” in humanitarian crises

In a world beset by crises and disasters, women and girls are far more vulnerable than their male counterparts; that’s according to UN Women’s Humanitarian Coordinator and Deputy Director of Programmes, Daniel Seymour.

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