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24bn tons of fertile soil globally; 8% GDP of poor nations lost annually

Dhaka, June 17 – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said dryland degradation reduces national domestic product in developing countries by up to 8 percent annually. “We must urgently change such trends,” he said in a message marking the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought that falls on June 17. He said protecting and restoring land – and better using ... Read More »

23 million boys married before 15 globally: Unicef

Dhaka, June 8 (UNB)— An estimated 115 million boys and men around the world were married as children, according to the first-ever analysis on child grooms, launched on Friday by the UN Children’s Fund (Unicef). Twenty-three million among them married before the age of 15. Using data from 82 countries, the in-depth study brings the overall number estimated child marriages ... Read More »

Rewriting the Rules on #MeToo Globally

I have been working to protect the rights of women workers for 25 years, and whether I speak to domestic workers, election workers, farmers, or activists, their experience of sexual harassment and violence has been a common thread. The other commonality? The almost complete absence of redress in any of those cases, spanning Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the ... Read More »