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Global discrepancies in levels of well-being persist

Listen / UN Photo/Kibae Park

Discrepancies in the levels of well-being for people across the world persist 20 years after a landmark conference on population issues, according to a senior United Nations population expert. Those measures of well-being include issues that affect women like fertility and child mortality. The International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) was held in Cairo [...]

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Climate change forces Viet Nam farmers to give up growing rice

Listen / Rice fields of hill tribes in Sapa, Viet Nam. UN Photo/Kibae Park

Farmers in Viet Nam’s Mekong Delta say they may not be able to grow rice in the future because of rising sea levels caused by climate change. The South-East Asian country is the world's second largest exporter of rice with 80 per cent of the production coming from the Mekong. Many farmers fear losing their [...]

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