The growing COVID-19 crisis threatens to disproportionately hit developing countries, not only as a health crisis in the short term but as a devastating social and economic crisis over the months and years to come.
In the early days, as she began to learn about the job, that lack of confidence lingered. But as she watched other volunteers at work, she soon began to realize how she too might be able to use her knowledge, to support the community radio network.
The analysis reveals that, despite decades of progress closing the equality gap between men and women, close to 90 percent of men and women hold some sort of bias against women, providing new clues to the invisible barriers women face in achieving equality.
Mission 1.5 aims to give 20 million people around the world the opportunity to have their say on ways to limit climate change that they want to see adopted by government leaders. The campaign, led by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), hopes to address the disconnect between citizens and governments that has seen a groundswell of public opinion by citizens around the world, including school strikes and mass protests.
It is a short drive, about 20 minutes, from the city center of Vientiane to its suburb, in Xaythany district. As the population and traffic drop away, one might expect to see greener, cleaner neighbourhoods. But in fact, the opposite is true. Now city officials are grappling with how to combat a growing garbage problem.
"Burning of solid waste is polluting the air while also destroying reusable resources"

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6.5 million

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