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Business + Finance

Why Cash is the Enemy of Inclusion

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Climate Change

Podcast: Can Future Global Warming Matter Today?

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Climate Change

Climate Change Will Mean the End of National Parks as We Know Them

SOMALIA, Mogadishu: In a photograph taken 23 October 2013 and released by the African Union-United Nations Information Support Team 25 October, bundles of Somali shilling notes are seen at a money exchangers stall on the streets of the Somali capital Mogadishu. Millions of people in the Horn of Africa nation Somalia rely on money sent from their relatives and friends abroad in the form of remittances in order to survive, but it is feared that a decision by Barclays Bank to close the accounts of some of the biggest Somali money transfer firms – due to be announced this week - will have a devastating effect on the country and its people. According to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), an estimated $1.6 billion US dollars is sent back annually by Somalis living in Europe and North America. Some money transfer companies in Somalia have been accused of being used by pirates to launder money received form ransoms as well as used by Al Qaeda-affiliated extremist group al Shabaab group to fund their terrorist activities and operations in Somalia and the wider East African region. AU/UN IST PHOTO / STUART PRICE.
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Business + Finance

Can Enough Development Professionals Speak the Language of Finance?

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Poverty + Development

Moving Toward Sustainable Development Goals

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Goal 16 - Peace and Justice

Syria’s Civil War: Yet Another ‘Iconic Image’?

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Paris Agreement

Paris Climate Agreement Set to Become Law This Year

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Goal 16 - Peace and Justice

The Olympics Are Always A Disaster For Poor People

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Opinions

Brazil Is Still the Country of the Future

Patricia Espinosa addresses the Press Briefing (Embargoed until 30 May, 3pm EDT) on the Report of the High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

Speakers:  

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    á Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Post-2015 Development Planning and ex officio member of the High-level Panel;  Betty Maina, Kenya; Patricia Espinosa, Mexico; Mr. John Podesta, High-level Panel member.
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Climate Change

‘Climate Change is Really About the Well-Being of People’: An Interview with the UN’s New Climate Chief

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Goal 16 - Peace and Justice

How is the Refugee Team doing in the Olympics?

Event: An informal interactive civil society hearing on non-communicable diseases.

Roundtable 1: The Scale of the Challenge.

Speaker: Dr. Tom Frieden (USA), US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Goal 3 - Good Health

Why You Should Care About Zika

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Climate Change

World’s Hottest Month Shows Challenges Global Warming Will Bring

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Opinions

About Last Week: The Olympics in Rio Showcase Climate Change, Raise Questions of Gender, Sexism and Equality

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Climate Change

Earth’s Hottest Month on Record Was July 2016: NASA

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Climate Change

Norwegian Refugee Council: We Must Seek Solutions to Climate-Caused Displacement Because “Climate Change Affects Everyone

FILE PHOTO: Jack Ma, chairman and then-chief executive officer of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., laughs at a news conference in Hong Kong, China, on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007. Alibaba, which rode China's emergence as an economic superpower over the last 15 years to become a massive online marketplace for everything from forks to forklifts, filed today for what could become the largest U.S. initial public offering ever. Photographer: Daniel J. Groshong/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Jack Ma
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Business + Finance

Alibaba’s Blockchain Embrace: A Watershed Moment for Financial Transparency?

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Gender + Equality

Threat of Marriage Hangs Over Young Malian Refugee Girls in Mauritania

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Goal 16 - Peace and Justice

“I Did Not Know I Was Being Radicalized”: Understanding Violent Extremism

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Paris Agreement

Brazil Senate Approves Paris Climate Deal