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World population to hit 9.8bn by 2050, says report

The world population is now nearly 7.6 billion, up from 7.4 billion in 2015, spurred by the relatively high levels of fertility in developing countries – despite an overall drop in the number of children people have around the globe, acc

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World population to hit 9.8bn by 2050, says report

The world population is now nearly 7.6 billion, up from 7.4 billion in 2015, spurred by the relatively high levels of fertility in developing countries – despite an overall drop in the number of children people have around the globe, acc

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Equate receives recognition from UN, SCPD

Equate Petrochemical Company, Kuwait's first international joint-venture in this industry, was recognised by the United Nations (UN) and Kuwait’s Secretariat General of the Supreme Council for Planning & Development (SCPD) in appre

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Equate receives recognition from UN, SCPD

Equate Petrochemical Company, Kuwait's first international joint-venture in this industry, was recognised by the United Nations (UN) and Kuwait’s Secretariat General of the Supreme Council for Planning & Development (SCPD) in appre

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Millions on the brink of starvation, warns UN report

Despite international efforts to address food insecurity, millions are at the brink of starvation and the world must act now to save their lives and livelihoods, warned a United Nations official. “The cost in human and resou

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Palestine to launch 2017- 2022 development plan

Palestinian government is set to launch its new five-year plan for the 2017 to 2022 period in accordance with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, said a report. The government has created a national team to steer and co-o

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Dewa's 200MW solar initiative wins UN’s clean chit

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority's (Dewa) 200MW Photovoltaic Plant Project Activity has achieved the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) registration under UNFCCC with an initial crediting period of seven years. The Moh

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Syrian army responsible for 3rd chemical attack, says UN report

An international inquiry conducted by United Nations and the global chemical weapons watchdog Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, has declared that the Syrian government carried out a third chemical attack in the conflict-wrack

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Guterres appointed UN secretary general

The UN General Assembly has appointed António Guterres, former Prime Minister of Portugal, as the next Secretary-General of the United Nations. Guterres, aged 67, was Prime Minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002, and the UN

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World Water Week ends on solid note

The World Water Week ended on a solid note with a call to acknowledge water as a vital player in the implementation of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development as well as the Paris Climate Agreement. "Water - the lifeline

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