COVID-19 has exposed the deep inequities and weaknesses in the global health system.
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In 1950, Myanmar’s per capita income was higher than that of Malaysia or Thailand. Military rule turned it from one of the most promising economies in Asia into one of its worst performers.
A recent study projected that unequal global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines could cost the world economy up to $1.2 trillion.
In today's interconnected world, disease outbreaks do not respect national borders.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) works in 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain ...
Gender parity is both an economic and a moral imperative.
With governments preparing to sign the Paris agreement on April 22, there has never been a better opportunity to press ahead toward a brighter, cleaner, more prosperous future.
BEIJING — Images of the Beijing skyline seemingly bathed in a soup of smog and haze have been a common sight on the world's TV screens in recent days and weeks. Foreign journalists with hand-held air pollution detectors have been popping up on street ...
BONN — Farmers across Africa are engaged in an unequal struggle against a pestilent fruit fly whose natural home is in Asia. The fly, first detected in 2004 in Mombasa on the Kenyan coast, has since swept across the continent, decimating mangoes and other ...