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Africa's rapid urbanization can drive industrialization, says new UN report
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Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Africa's rapid urbanization can drive industrialization, says new UN report
A United Nations report out Thursday makes concrete recommendations on how the right African policy framework can harness the continent's rapid urban transition to drive industrial development.Read Full Article ...
 
With fast-growing youth population, Africa’s boasts enormous potential – UN deputy chief
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Tuesday, 17 October 2017
With fast-growing youth population, Africa’s boasts enormous potential – UN deputy chief
African countries individually represent relatively small markets, but collectively, they represent enormous market potential, the United Nations deputy chief ...
 
Kicking off ‘Africa Week’ at UN, Guterres says women and youth can unleash continent’s potential
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Sunday, 15 October 2017
Kicking off ‘Africa Week’ at UN, Guterres says women and youth can unleash continent’s potential
Africa must focus on young people, empower women and girls, and be innovative in leveraging resources and financing for development, Secretary-General António ...
 
Parliamentary forum opens in Russia; discussions to include UN cooperation
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Friday, 13 October 2017
Parliamentary forum opens in Russia; discussions to include UN cooperation
A committee to strengthen cooperation between the United Nations and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) will discuss its work at the annual IPU forum, which b...
 
On International Day, UN forecasts 14 million people made homeless each year by disasters
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Thursday, 12 October 2017
On International Day, UN forecasts 14 million people made homeless each year by disasters
Sudden onset disasters, such as earthquakes, tsunamis, floods and tropical cyclones, are likely to displace nearly 14 million people worldwide each year, warns...
 
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