Tag Archives: UNDP

Israel’s Water Revolution: A Blueprint for Pakistan’s Water Crisis

Israel's water independence policy has been successful in eradicating water crisis in that country. Pakistan, being the sixth most populous nation, and the third largest country facing water crisis, can learn from Israel's innovative approaches.

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Climate Change And A Dry Kabul Wetland

The degraded condition of Kabul’s largest wetland area, and its declaration as a heritage site, are emblematic of Afghanistan’s challenges and efforts to save its water resources.

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Latin America Inequality Stays Despite Economic Growth

Despite the achievements in human development matters, Latin America and the Caribbean continue to be the region of the world with the highest income inequality.

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Mining in Africa No Longer a Curse?

The Hollywood blockbuster movie, Blood Diamond, tells a gripping story of how diamonds fueled Sierra Leone’s 11-year civil war, which erupted in 1991. It depicts kidnappings, use of child soldiers, amputations, rape, killings and destruction of bridges and hospitals, among other atrocities.   The movie, starring American actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly and Djimon Hounsou, brought world attention to the campaign …

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Maldives Failing to Close Gender Gap

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has ranked the Maldives 97th out of 136 countries in the gender gap index 2013, falling two spots from the previous year. Whilst the Maldives scores highly in terms of educational equality, last week’s report shows it to be falling behind when it comes to economic and political parity between the sexes. The WEF’s Global …

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