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UN Agency Appeals for $375.5 Million to Enhance Human Rights Globally

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - The Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights is appealing for $375.5 million to support its efforts to promote and protect human rights in dozens of countries around the world at a time of great …

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Amid Kenya Power Struggle, IMF Says Investment Program in Crisis

NAIROBI - Hundreds of mismanaged infrastructure projects have stalled in Kenya and it will cost around $10 billion to revive them, the IMF said in a report whose findings point to a growing power struggle at the heart of government.…

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First Deaf and Blind Harvard Law Graduate Says Accessibility Isn’t Charity

WASHINGTON - Haben Girma, a lawyer born deaf and blind, has advocated for accessibility from her hometown of Oakland, California, all the way to the White House. Now, she has written a book about her journey.

In a phone interview …

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IMF: Volatile Politics and Oil Prices Hinder Mideast Growth

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Political uncertainty and volatile oil prices are hindering economic growth in the Middle East this year, but trends should reverse next year, according to a new report released Monday by the International Monetary Fund.

The …

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IMF: Volatile Politics and Oil Prices Hinder Mideast Growth

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Political uncertainty and volatile oil prices are hindering economic growth in the Middle East this year, but trends should reverse next year, according to a new report released Monday by the International Monetary Fund.

The …

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IMF Warns Global Outlook ‘Precarious,’ No Room for Policy Mistakes

WASHINGTON - The world economy is slowing to its weakest pace since the global financial crisis, as the US-China trade war undercuts business confidence and investment, the IMF said Tuesday.

It warned that the outlook is beset by risks, and …

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Oversubscribed SDG-Linked Bond Signals Market Readiness for Sustainable Investing, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Financing for Development Luncheon Event

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed's remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the luncheon of the High-Level Dialogue on Financing for Development in New York today:

It is my pleasure to join you for this discussion. I thank Canada …

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Liberian President credits UN for ’16 years of unbroken peace’, outlines plan to reduce poverty, boost growth

Liberia is a UN success story, President George Manneh Weah told the annual United Nations high-level generalral debate in New York on Wednesday.

After being devastated by a brutal civil conflict that lasted for 14 years, peace was restored and …

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