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Business and human rights

Supporting the internationally-accepted framework for standards and practices.  


Drought, rising temperatures, and extreme weather pose risks to Lesotho

How a mountain kingdom is adapting to a changing reality.  


"We will then be unstoppable."

Strengthening the role of women in Sudan's political landscape.  


In Ethiopia, pandemic struck amid slowing growth, locust invasion, and disease outbreaks, UN study finds

The COVID-19 pandemic poses clear threats to Ethiopia’s reforms and relatively strong economic growth, with “wide-ranging and serious” impacts across Africa’s second most populous country, a new UN…  


COVID-19 could prove “disastrous” for impoverished Zimbabwe, UNDP study finds

The COVID-19 pandemic and global knock-on effects could sink or stall Zimbabwe’s ambitious reform agenda as well as efforts to revive its flagging economy, with “disastrous” consequences for the…  


In Nigeria, COVID-19 threatens to hit three fragile northeastern states hardest, UNDP studies find

The health care system in Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe states is fractured, with 35 percent of health facilities damaged by conflict and routine vaccination campaigns and other essential health services…  


A pandemic allows for a "what if" moment

How to champion biodiversity as the world stands still.  


Expanding wheat farming in Sudan

Bread is an essential commodity in Sudan and a staple for millions. Affordability and limited supply are crucial issues.  


A chance for universal healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa

Coronavirus has given us more than a pause for thought on how our societies are constructed.  


Seychelles dramatically expands its protected ocean

A major portion of its natural world will be significantly safeguarded to encourage sustainable development and fight climate change.  

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