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New report finds green investments in South Africa could spur growth and jobs
22 August 2013

KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa, 23 August 2013 – Improving the management of natural resources and investing in the environment could increase South Africa’s crop yields by almost a quarter, create 170,000 additional jobs, and significantly increase the availability of water, compared to current practices.

UN political chief arrives in Cairo to 'listen to Egyptians,' evaluate assistance measures
22 August 2013

EGYPT – A senior United Nations official today said he was in Egypt to listen to Egyptians to better understand how the Organization can assist the crisis-torn country, and to report back to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

In key report, Ban outlines vision for ‘bold’ action to achieve MDGs, set future sustainable development agenda
22 August 2013

 MDGs – Ahead of an upcoming special General Assembly event next month on efforts by United Nations Member States to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and to define a new universal development agenda, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has released a report, A Life of Dignity for All, containing his updates on the Goals and vision for the road ahead.

Water cooperation must be a priority on sustainable development agenda – UN official
22 August 2013

UN – Water cooperation at national and global levels is essential to achieve sustainable development and ensure millions of people have access to this precious resource, a senior United Nations official stressed today at a conference in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

UN-managed fund to allocate $33 million for life-saving assistance in South Sudan
22 August 2013

SOUTH SUDAN– The South Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) has set aside $33 million for critical aid to vulnerable people and host communities affected by crisis in South Sudan.

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