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UN calls for comprehensive debt standstill in all developing countries

Poor and middle-income countries need bold new mechanisms to dig out of crushing debt, sharply worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on “green,” sustainable recovery, a senior UN official…  

UNDP and Japan engage Sahelian voices to put the humanitarian, development and peace nexus to action

High-ranking government representatives from Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, joined by Sahelian heads of industry, African philanthropic foundations, young innovators, and youth leaders, yesterday…  

UNDP issues new guidance for private equity funds to look beyond bottom line

A new set of Standards released by the UNDP lays out how private equity funds can contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals - the world’s blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable…  

In Ecuador, COVID-19 could cause 11 percent dive in GDP this year

Ecuador, the first Latin American country hit by COVID-19, was already struggling as a result of the global oil crisis and could now see GDP plunge 11 percent this year, a new UN assessment has found.  

Global coronavirus death toll passes 1 million

The world passed a grim milestone this week as the World Health Organization announced that 1 million people have now died from the coronavirus.  

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