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UN Gender – Year Ahead 2016

Value of women’s unpaid work deserves recognition

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Drastic improvement in security situation in Pakistan

The security situation in Pakistan has drastically improved according to the country director of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) there.

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Pacific countries focus on increasing women in parliaments

Countries in the Pacific are looking at how to get more women into legislative positions, a process that the UN is supporting.

Just five per cent of parliamentarians in the region are women.

They face a number of barriers in getting into politics.

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No “automatic link’ between work and human development

There is no “automatic link” between work and human development, according to a new UN report on the topic, released Monday.

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Boosting representation and rights of women in Montenegro

Boosting the representation of women running for local office is just one of the ways in which the UN is bolstering rights and development in Montenegro.

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Private sector key to reaching new global development goals

Efforts are underway to ensure private businesses are leveraged for the achievement of the new global development goals, or SDGs.

World leaders agreed the 17 goals at the UN in September.

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“Cohesive society” of Burkina Faso needs protection from extremists

The “cohesive society” of Burkina Faso needs protection from extremism on its border, if the country is to avoid radicalization.

That’s the message from Pascal Karorero, UN Development Programme Resident Representative to the West African country.

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Over 600 Tanzanian families to benefit from solar power

More than 600 families are expected to benefit from a new solar power project supported by the UN in Tanzania.

The US$150,000 project, which is centred around the capital, Dodoma aims to help local communities mitigate the effects of climate change.

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Change of tactics for Boko Haram following military push

The outlawed group Boko Haram, which has been terrorizing populations in Nigeria has changed its tactics following recent military successes by the Nigerian authorities; that’s according to the UN’s most senior representative in the West African country.

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Mobile apps bridge health care gaps in Myanmar

Lack of medical professionals is a problem in Myanmar, with only 1.3 health workers for every 1,000 persons according to the United Nations.  But a technology company there is putting health care in the palms of people’s hands.

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