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Bangladesh, Laos, Nepal graduate from least developed country categoryxinhuanet25 November 2021 (LINK)

Backed by the United Nations South Korea is building the world's first floating city – It will be fully sustainable, consist of several islands anchored to the sea floor and be ready by 2025luxurylaunches24 November 2021 (LINK)

Six young entrepreneurs, six solutions to global crises at Young Activist Summitgenevasolutions19 November 2021 (LINK)

UN: Ethiopia releases 6 UN staff and all 70 plus driversapnews18 November 2021 (LINK)

Greece: Guilty verdict for migrant rights defenders could mean more deaths at sea – UN expertohchr18 November 2021 (LINK)

What young people hope to achieve at the UNswissinfo17 November 20(LINK)

UN demands that Yemen's Houthi rebels free detained staffersapnews17 November 2021 (LINK)

UN experts call on Iran to repeal 'anti-abortion' population lawaljazeera16 November 2021 (LINK)

The UN responded to Elon Musk's challenge to prove how his wealth could tackle world hunger by revealing a $6.6 billion planbusinessinsider16 November 2021 (LINK)

COP26 closes with 'compromise' deal on climate, but it's not enough, says UN chiefnews.un.org13 November 2021 (LINK)

What the world did and didn't accomplish at COP26vox13 November 2021 (LINK)

UN investigator: Crimes against humanity under Myanmar juntaapnews6 November 2021 (LINK)

To keep global warming below 1.5°C, a significant contribution from Nature-based Solutions is necessary and possible: report by UNEP and IUCNiucn5 November 2021 (LINK)

WTO issues information briefs on trade, climate, related issues with COP26 talks underwaywto3 November 2021 (LINK)

Briefing paper: PDF (LINK)

What does green trade mean for small businesses? Small firms in developing countries are more worried about climate change but less likely to actitc4 November 2021 (LINK)

Helping pave the path to peace in Libyagenevasolutions3 November 2021 (LINK)

Climate magnifies hunger in Madagascar, forecasted poor rains bring dread and despairwfp2 November 2021 (LINK)

After a 20-Month Lockdown, UN Plans to Return to Near-Normal by Mid-Novemberipsnews1 November 2021 (LINK)

States must investigate and prosecute violence against journalists – UN experts: International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists — unbriefs2 November 2021 (LINK)

Extended UN Geneva headquarters open for businessswissinfo1 November 2021 (LINK)

New Geneva UN building inaugurated on 1 November 2021UNOG29 October 2021 (LINK)

At 2:30 pm, just outside the new building. At 12 noon and 12:30 pm, there will be two guided tours of the building. Answering questions, UNoG specified that the H Building was an office building rather than a conference facility, and journalists who had official business in H Building could get access through UNIS.

Good News From COP26: UN Members Agree on a New Enterprise to Transform Global Responses to Climate Changepassblue31 October 2021 (LINK)

2021 among hottest years in history: UN datathehill31 October 2021 (LINK)

The World Meteorological Congress has approved three sweeping initiatives to dramatically strengthen the world's weather and climate services through a systematic increase in much-needed observational data and data products from across the globesource20 October 2021 (LINK)

IMF: Global economy projected to grow 5.9 percent in 2021 and 4.9 percent in 2022, 0.1 percentage point lower for 2021 than in the July forecast.imf21 October 2021 (LINK)

A special chapter of the IMF World Economic Outlook 2021 shows that basic research is an essential input into innovation, with wide-ranging international spillovers and long-lasting economic impacts.

Moves at UN Signal That the Search for a New Tech Envoy May Be Underway after women's complaintspassblue20 October 2021 (LINK)

Cop26 corporate sponsors condemn climate summit as 'mismanaged'theguardian17 October 2021 (LINK)

United Nations withdraws job offer to controversial former U.K. Minister theguardian16 October 2021 (LINK)

The future under climate change: graphics and mapstheguardian14 October 2021 (LINK)

Biodiversity commitment builds hope for 'living in harmony with nature'un13 October 2021 (LINK)

WHO establishes new scientific group to study COVID origins, prevent future pandemicsun13 October 2021 (LINK)

Five candidates for ILO top job from 1 October 2022ilo12 October 2021 (LINK)

IMF board to meet Sunday for more talks on Georgieva's futurereuters9 October 2021 (LINK)

The World Bank earlier released a report on the investigation by law firm WilmerHale. It found that senior bank leaders including Georgieva unduly pressured staff to alter data to improve China's ranking in the Doing Business report while the bank was seeking China's support for a capital increase.

Circles of impunity: why sexual violence by humanitarians and peacekeepers keeps happeningtheconversation8 October 2021 (LINK)

Myanmar: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights gravely concerned over substantial deployment of heavy weapons and troops by the Myanmar military— ohchr8 October 2021 (LINK)

The Human Rights Council recognises for the first time that having a clean, healthy and sustainable environment is a human rightohchr8 October 2021 (LINK)

IMF chief facing data-rigging allegations defends actionsapnews8 October 2021 (LINK)

UN rights body establishes investigator for Afghanistanreuters7 October 2021 (LINK)

U.N. weather agency says world ill-prepared for 'looming water crisis'washingtonpost5 October 2021 (LINK)

Migrants tortured and killed in Libya by Russian mercenaries among others - UNrfi5 October 2021 (LINK)

UN: World Data Forum meets at 'critical time' with COVID battle ongoingun2 October 2021 (LINK)

UNCTAD 15 Interactive Programmeunctad1 October 2021 (LINK)

WIPO list of world's most innovative countries: Switzerland top for 11th timeweforum30 September 2021 (LINK)

South Korea climbed from 10th in 2020 to 5th in 2021. China at 12 is up from 14 in 2020 and 2019 and 17 in 2018. China was also named the most innovative upper middle-income country ahead of Bulgaria (overall rank 35), while Vietnam (overall rank 44) came first for lower middle-income countries, followed by India (overall rank 46).

Ethiopia expels seven U.N. officials, accusing them of 'meddling'reuters30 September 2021 (LINK)

UNCTAD report on data-driven digital economyunctad30 September 2021 (LINK)

" Only 20 per cent of people in least developed countries (LDCs) use the Internet; when they do, it is typically at relatively low download speeds and with a relatively high price tag attached. Moreover, the nature of use differs. For example, while up to 8 in 10 Internet users shop online in several developed countries, that figure is less than 1 in 10 in many LDCs. Further, within countries, there are significant divides between rural and urban areas, as well as between men and women. The largest gender divides are observed among LDCs and in the African region."

Yemeni humanitarian organization wins UN refugee awardgenevasolutions29 September 2021 (LINK)

Alleged reprisals and intimidation against 240 who cooperated with UN un29 September 2021 (LINK)

Sustainability Standards: A new deal to build forward betterITC27 September 2021 (LINK) press release

ITC State of Sustainable Markets reportITC27 September 2021 (LINK)

New version of ITC trade standards mapITC27 September 2021 (LINK)

Support for Nuclear Ban Treaty Is Rising. Nuclear Nations Are on the Defensivetruthout24 September 2021 (LINK)

NGOs Frozen Out of U.N. Buildingforeignpolicy23 September 2021 (LINK)

UN health agency sets higher, tougher bar for air qualityapnews22 September 2021 (LINK)

UN releases funds to save Afghan health system from collapsealjazeera22 September 2021 (LINK)

UN urges moratorium on use of AI that imperils human rightsapnews16 September 2021 (LINK)

UN rights chief reveals new initiative to protect environmental defendersgenevasolutions14 September 2021 (LINK)

$1 billion pledge a 'quantum leap' in commitment to Afghanistan: UN chiefun13 September 2021 (LINK)

Costa Rican economist Rebeca Grynspan took up her new role as secretary-general of UNCTAD on 13 September for a four-year termunctad13 September 2021 (LINK)

Donors pledge $1.2B for Afghanistan as UN warns of catastrophedailysabah13 September 2021 (LINK)

Taliban response to Afghan protests increasingly violent, UN saysreuters10 September 2021 (LINK)

UN raises alarm on Taliban crackdown on dissent, journalistsapnews10 September 2021 (LINK)

Droughts have killed the most people in the world's worst natural disasters over the last 50 yearsbusinessinsider1 September 2021 (LINK)

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