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Developing countries to lead global population growth

The number of people living on the planet is expected to rise from just over seven billion today to 8.5 billion by 2030. UN Photo/World Population Report

The number of people living on the planet is expected to rise from just over seven billion today to 8.5 billion by 2030, the UN announced on Wednesday. Most of this growth will…

29 Jul 2015 / Listen /

Sanctions on Iran and Cuba need phasing out, says expert

Idriss Jazairy, the UN's first independent expert on human rights and sanctions, said it was rarely the elite who suffer from punitive measures. Photo: UN

The time has come for a "phasing out" of sanctions on Cuba and Iran to protect the most vulnerable…

29 Jul 2015 / Listen /

Somali economy "growing rapidly"

Livestock is one of the main drivers of Somalia's economic growth. File Photo: AU-UN IST/Stuart Price

Somalia's economy is on track to grow 2.7 per cent in 2015, according to the first review of the…

29 Jul 2015 / Listen /

Concern over human rights in Belarus

Sanaka Samarasinha, UN Resident Coordinator in Belarus. Photo: UNDP

The human rights situation in Belarus remains a concern for the United Nations, but "constructive engagement" is the way…

29 Jul 2015 / Listen /
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