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Global unemployment passes 200 million in 2017, UN labour agency reports

09 October 2017 – More than 200 million people are out of work around the world – an increase of 3.4 million since last year, the United Nations labour agency said Monday, calling for policies that can recharge “sluggish” growth of small and medium-sized businesses.


UN emergency response fund reaches annual goal of $450 million, but more needed

09 October 2017 – The United Nations global emergency response fund has reached its 2017 funding target of $450 million, but much more is required given that the number of people in need of assistance is at a record high.


Rohingya refugee children perish as boat capsizes off Bangladesh – UN migration agency

09 October 2017 – At least 13 Rohingya refugees, 11 of them young children, fleeing violence in Myanmar have drowned when the fishing boat they were on capsized in stormy weather, the United Nations migration agency said.


Rural areas have potential to feed and employ 'younger, more crowded planet' – UN report

09 October 2017 – Long seen as poverty traps, rural areas are in fact key to economic growth in developing countries when pegged to food production, according to a new United Nations agriculture agency report released Monday.


UNICEF warns of nutrition crisis affecting 165,000 children in Mali

09 October 2017 – A nutrition crisis, exacerbated by continuing violence, instability and displacement, is threatening the lives and futures of thousands of children in Mali, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned today.


UN chief lauds Dominica's vision to become first climate-resilient nation after recent devastation

08 October 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres visited Dominica on Sunday, taking stock of the immense damage caused by Hurricane Maria last month and the relief efforts underway, as well as paying tribute to its leaders for their vision to not only rebuild but to become the world's first climate-resilient nation.