Business

UN chief urges ‘surge in investment’ to overcome $4 trillion financing gap

The UN Secretary-General on Monday called for a “surge in investment” to give developing countries a chance to build better lives for their people.

Hungry for data: Tackling food insecurity in rural Indonesia

Kornelia Icha has never gone hungry or got close to starvation. Very few people do in Indonesia with its fertile soil and tropical climate. But,...

Assembly President calls for massive investment in sustainable infrastructure

The President of the UN General Assembly on Thursday underscored the critical need for resilient infrastructure if the world is the reach the 17 Sustainable...

Embrace innovation ‘to make sustainable transport a reality for all’

Reducing the transport sector’s impact on the environment while improving access to service, especially in developing countries, topped the agenda of the UN General Assembly...

Women in Afghanistan: The future ‘depends on them’

Despite facing formidable challenges, women-owned and run businesses in Afghanistan continue to demonstrate remarkable resilience, serving as vital pillars of economic stability and hope amidst...

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First Person: ‘Our tears are dry, we are exhausted.’ Youth voices in Haiti

A youth activist in Haiti has described how years of gang violence, kidnappings and insecurity in the country’s capital, Port-au-Prince, has forced their “tears to...

First Person: Crafting a new life after a devastating hurricane

Vanessa Winston’s home and business in the Caribbean island of Dominica were destroyed by Hurricane Maria in 2017. Starting from scratch, the mother of four...