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Teleworking may seem easier, but it could disrupt your work-life balance – UN reports
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Tuesday, 14 February 2017
Teleworking may seem easier, but it could disrupt your work-life balance – UN reports
Using smartphones, laptops and other technology to work from home can be a blessing – it does away with rush hour traffic, for example – but it also diminishes personal space and contact with colleagues, according to a new study released today by the United Nations labour agency and a private sector partner, which recommends how to address these w...
 
'Year of Pulses' closes with call to build on strong momentum among famers, private sector – UN
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Thursday, 09 February 2017
'Year of Pulses' closes with call to build on strong momentum among famers, private sector – UN
Although the International Year of Pulses has helped raise awareness globally of the many benefits of pulses, such as beans, lentils and chickpeas, gains must ...
 
Following first mission to Africa as UN chief, Guterres highlights strengthened cooperation
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Tuesday, 31 January 2017
Following first mission to Africa as UN chief, Guterres highlights strengthened cooperation
Speaking to the media on his return from Africa and his participation at the African Union Summit, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres highlighte...
 
Founders of ‘Lonely Planet’ awarded UN agency’s lifetime achievement award
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Monday, 30 January 2017
Founders of ‘Lonely Planet’ awarded UN agency’s lifetime achievement award
Hailing the impact of the popular ‘Lonely Planet’ travel guidebook series on global tourism, the United Nations tourism agency today awarded its founders with ...
 
Global Goals on poverty and hunger require $265 billion annually – UN conference told
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Wednesday, 25 January 2017
Global Goals on poverty and hunger require $265 billion annually – UN conference told
The world must take urgent action to mobilise the estimated $265 billion a year needed to achieve the first two Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty an...
 
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  • Dura aterragem na Venezuela
    A Venezuela está à beira do precipício. A ação concertada ainda pode evitar a sua queda. Mas quanto mais se atrase, mais venezuelanos morrerão por falta de medicamentos, pela má nutrição ou pela violência.
  • South China Sea Ruling Sweeps Away Diplomatic Ambiguities
    Tuesday?s ruling by the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea has bought a little clarity to the problems in the South China Sea, but it has not made solving the underlying problems significantly...
  • China Hardens Position on South China Sea
    China has taken a leap towards clarifying its claims in the South China Sea, but in a direction that could intensify frictions.
  • Erdo?an?s Pyrrhic victory
    Paradoxes have always abounded in the relationship between the Turkish military and the country?s politicians. Turkey?s armed forces ? or factions within them ? have justified their repeated interventions in politics with claims that they...
  • Venezuela?s hard landing
    Venezuela is on the edge of the precipice. Concerted action may yet pull it back. But the longer it is delayed, the more Venezuelans will die from lack of medicines, malnutrition or violence.