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The case for a universal basic income

It's time to add a new element to the policy packages that governments are introducing.  


In a region with no COVID-19 cases, the pain is still felt

A tiny corner of the South Pacific struggles with the massive economic fallout of COVID-19.  


COVID-19: Ensuring access to quality, safe, and non-discriminatory services for HIV key populations and migrants

Statement of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Interagency Working Group on Key Populations on the need to ensure access to quality, safe, and non-discriminatory services for HIV key…  


Rethinking the food we eat

How the COVID-19 pandemic can change food supply for the better.  


In Côte d’Ivoire, pandemic prompts surge in extreme poverty

COVID-19 has struck informal workers especially hard in Cote d’Ivoire, causing the number of households considered “extremely poor” to spike nearly four-fold, according to a new assessment by UNDP and…  


Uzbekistan’s health care system, economy hit hard by COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic and measures to contain it have hit Uzbekistan hard, cutting exports and remittances, straining government coffers, and forcing most small businesses across the Central Asian…  


The case for governance

Panama’s potential to review its socio-economic contract and look to more inclusive development.  


COVID-19 and the SDGs

How the 'roadmap for humanity' could be changed by a pandemic.  


When it comes to decision-making, women must move from the margins to the mainstream

Twenty-five years after the landmark Beijing women's conference politics remains overwhelmingly the domain of men.  


UN to extend enhanced support to the National Human Rights Institutions

The UN’s Framework for COVID-19 Response has a clear entry point for the National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs), particularly in monitoring the risks of human rights violations, acting as a bridge…  

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