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Kenyan student urges youth to “take agriculture seriously”

Young people looking to become “the next billionaire” are being encouraged to consider a career in agriculture.

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UN and Africa: focus on Malawi, South Sudan and Kenya

Over 6.5 million people in Malawi in need of emergency food aid 

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UN Gender Focus: Kenyan entrepreneurs, FGC and South Sudan

10,000 Kenyan female entrepreneurs connected to global market

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Youth still struggling to be heard by governments and private sector

With half of the world’s population under 25 years old, it is crucial that young people have a say in global trade and development issues.

That message comes from the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth.

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Aid failure by rich countries totals US$2 trillion

Developing countries could have received approximately US$2 trillion in aid over the past 14 years if their wealthier counterparts had honoured commitments on overseas development assistance.

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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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Tackling the $100 billion question for development

Tax avoidance by multinational companies is “crippling” poorer countries’ economies, and stopping it would help sustainable development significantly, the UN said Monday.

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Asia-Pacific productivity "under threat and needs reform”

The Asia-Pacific region is an economic powerhouse but urgently needs to rethink its economic strategy if it’s to stay that way, UN experts said Thursday.

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E-commerce, the revolutionary US$16 trillion industry

Online commerce is a relatively young industry and yet it is already worth more than US$ 16 trillion globally.

It could also be a major boost for least-developed countries, if handled correctly, UN experts believe.

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Global goals and gender equality: squaring the circle

The global goals agenda, also known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), is widely seen as extremely ambitious, far more so than its predecessor, the Millennium Development Goals.

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