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Poorest countries face "obstacles" to realize sustainable transport

Photo: World Bank/Curt Carnemark

The world's poorest countries face "particular obstacles" in realizing sustainable transport according to a senior UN official. Gyan Chandra Acharya was speaking at the first-ever United Nations Global Sustainable Transport Conference in Ashgabat,…

27 Nov 2016 /

Madagascar focuses on economic growth with support of IMF

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Madagascar is planning to triple investment spending in order to boost the economy of the Indian Ocean island. It…

22 Aug 2016 /

"Greater range of voices" to be heard at infrastructure forum

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

A global forum which is aimed at improving infrastructure, especially in the developing world, will allow a "greater range…

16 Apr 2016 /

"Ownership" key to global goals

Sustainably managed forests hold vast potential to play a decisive role in ending hunger, improving livelihoods and combating climate change. 
Photo: FAO/Simon Maina

The ownership by national governments of new global development goals is crucial if they are to succeed according to…

23 Sep 2015 /
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