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Container deposit laws: A winner for preventing ocean plastics pollution

Today is World Oceans Day – a day when people around our blue planet celebrate and honour the ocean, which connects us all.  


Reefs for resilience: Insuring our shared natural capital

Half the world's population lives within 60 km of the coast - a coast that is under constant and growing threat. Rising sea levels, ever-more-likely and severe storms and cyclones, and increased…  


Connecting Business initiative Progress Report 2017

The Connecting Business initiative Progress Report 2017 provides an overview of the achievements in 2017 and results of the first CBi Annual Survey.  


Innovative financing and regional dialogue are central for a thriving ‘blue economy’

The concept of ‘blue economy’ is gaining momentum. It is all about using ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods and jobs, while preserving ocean and coastal ecosystem health.  


Will AI be a bane or boon for global development?

Anyone following tech news these days understands that the coexistence of artificial intelligence (AI) and mankind – and the ethical conflicts that may arise from it – is no longer science fiction.…  


Statement of the Administrator: Inclusive human capital development and economic recovery for the region

Inclusive human capital development and economic recovery for the region - Syria Conference, Brussels  


Partnership for jobs and livelihoods amid complex crises

Over 5.5 million registered Syrian refugees reside in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt. The prolonged and escalated crisis has deeply impacted the livelihoods of refugees, the internally…  


Special Event on 'Leaving No One Behind'

Remarks at the special event marking the 127th birth anniversary year of Babasaheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar  


The hanging gardens of Colombia

To insulate vulnerable communities from floods and restore wetlands, Colombia promotes the use of recycled materials, suspended gardens and climate-smart agriculture.  


The world is better off with more women business leaders

Equal representation generates increased benefits for both men and women, socially and economically.  

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