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  1. Bhutans Civil Servants are Building a Digital Government System -- Heres How

    - Inter Press Service

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    GENEVA, Switzerland, Feb 07 (IPS) - New UNCTAD software does to digital government what IKEA did to furniture, allowing Bhutan’s government employees to create their own user-friendly services for citizens online.

  2. Video: Roraima in Search of Safe and Sustainable Energy Autonomy

    - Inter Press Service

    BOA VISTA, Brazil, Feb 06 (IPS) - Roraima, the northernmost state of Brazil, on the border with Guyana and Venezuela, is undergoing an energy transition that points to the dilemmas and possible solutions for a safe and sustainable supply of electricity in the Amazon rainforest.

  3. Australia Leads Against Large Multinational Corporations Tax Dodging

    - Inter Press Service

    MELBOURNE and SYDNEY, Feb 06 (IPS) - Australia is set to become the first country or jurisdiction to require large multinational corporations (MNCs), with a global consolidated income of at least AU$1 billion, to publicly report country-by-country (CbC) tax information. The new Labor Government announced on 25 October, 2022 in its budget paper that MNC’s public CbC tax reporting will begin from 1 July, 2023. Australia’s public CbC reporting rules will apply to all companies headquartered in Australia and companies headquartered elsewhere with sufficient nexus in the country.

  4. Race to Prosperity as Least Developed Countries Top Agenda at UN Conference

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS & NAIROBI, Feb 06 (IPS) - It is a race against time to form a new global partnership to secure a better future for the world’s poorest and most vulnerable nations by 2030 in line with the UN’s SDGs. All 46 countries classified as Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are pressed for time in a bid to deliver critical development goals.

  5. UN human rights chief calls on Mali to reverse ‘regrettable’ expulsion order

    - UN News

    The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Monday called on Malian authorities to rescind their expulsion order for his top representative in the country.

  6. ‘Put people first’ in drive to realize Sustainable Development Goals

    - UN News

    Addressing the opening of the Commission for Social Development’s latest sessionthe president of the UN Economic and Social Council on Monday said it was imperative to put people first, if the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are to be realized by the 2030 deadline.

  7. ‘Act decisively before it is too late’, Guterres warns countries, laying out his priorities for 2023

    - UN News

    Time is running out as the world inches closer to meltdown and countries must change course before it is too late, UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned on Monday, presenting his priorities for the year. 

  8. UN relief chief tells Security Council ‘we can do better’ in Ukraine

    - UN News

    The UN’s humanitarian affairs chief warned the Security Council on Monday that efforts must improve to reach nearly 18 million in need in war-torn Ukraine, since Russia’s full-scale invasion last year.

  9. Around 4.2 million girls at risk for Female Genital Mutilation says Guterres, stressing men must also speak out

    - UN News

    Female Genital Mutilation, or FGM, is an “abhorrent violation of fundamental human rights” said the UN Secretary-General on Monday, marking the International Day of Zero Tolerance against the scourge, which remains a threat for a staggering 4.2 million girls this year.

  10. UN agencies launch emergency response after devastating Türkiye and Syria quakes

    - UN News

    After a massive earthquake hit southern Türkiye and northern Syria in the early hours of Monday, prompting fears of a humanitarian crisis, UN aid agencies have scrambled to help many thousands of reported victims, including those still believed to be buried under the rubble. The initial 7.8 magnitude quake struck close to Gaziantep, followed by another 7.5 magnitude earthquake several hours later. 

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