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  • Rose Academies Launches Fellowship Program for Ugandan Youth

    Rose Academies Launches Fellowship Program for Ugandan Youth

    Wakiso (Uganda): Rose Academies – Uganda announced the launch of a unique fellowship program that will bring healthcare education using state-of-the-art technology into rural communities that lack internet access. Every year millions of infants die before they reach 28 days of life, primarily from preventable causes. Rose Uganda Fellowship...
  • Concrete steps sought from govts to push world out of crises

    Concrete steps sought from govts to push world out of crises

    The members of the Major Groups and Other Stakeholders, official stakeholders to the United Nations Sustainable Development processes, are concerned and disappointed that governments have failed to deliver a Ministerial Declaration at the end of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The forum was held virtually...
  • Women Gain Key Economic Benefits from Greater Trade, World Bank Study

    Women Gain Key Economic Benefits from Greater Trade, World Bank Study

    July 30, 2020, Washington (USA): Trade increases women’s wages and helps close the wage gap between men and women while creating better jobs for women, a new World Bank Group report concludes. Countries that are open to international trade tend to grow faster, innovate, improve productivity, and provide higher...
  • Fast tracking the Elimination of Hepatitis B Among Mothers and Children

    Fast tracking the Elimination of Hepatitis B Among Mothers and Children

    July 27th, 2020: The proportion of children under five years of age chronically infected with hepatitis B (HBV) dropped to just under one percent in 2019 down from around five percent in the pre-vaccine era (the period between the 1980s and the early 2000s), according to new estimates from...
  • Melinda and Bill Gates Pen Letter on Learning

    Melinda and Bill Gates Pen Letter on Learning

    February 10th, 2020, Seattle (USA): Today, Bill and Melinda Gates share their 2020 Annual Letter, “Why We Swing for the Fences: Reflecting on the First Two Decades of Our Foundation.” In this year’s letter, Bill and Melinda reflect on what they’ve learned over the past two decades and how the world...
  • Impressions from the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2020 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, 21 January. Copyright by World Economic Forum

    Four Ways to Accelerate Social Mobility in Emerging Markets with the Internet of Things

    Continual investment in new technology now required to be competitive has become a significant hurdle Pilot projects carried out across 130 SMEs in Brazil indicate that government could help SMEs unlock economic value and improve societal mobility if a new framework is applied  Read the report here and for more...
  • Rural Women

    Creating Livelihoods For Underserved Women in Asia-Pacific

    Impact Investment Exchange (IIX)’s award-winning Women’s Livelihood BondTM Series (WLB Series) – Asia-Pacific’s first-ever multi-country gender bond series to be listed on a stock exchange – has gained new support the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and...
  • protest about climate change

    Burning Planet: Climate Fires and Political Flame Wars Rage

    January 15th, 2020, London (United Kingdom): Economic and political polarization will rise this year, as collaboration between world leaders, businesses and policy-makers is needed more than ever to stop severe threats to our climate, environment, public health and technology systems. This points to a clear need for a multistakeholder...
  • girls talking in a meeting

    Regulatory environment improved for women’s economic participation, World Bank

    January 15th, 2020, Washington (USA): The regulatory environment for women’s economic participation has improved over the past two years, with 40 economies enacting 62 reforms that will help women – half the world’s population – realize their potential and contribute to economic growth and development, says a new World...
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