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SUNS # 8516 Friday 4 August 2017

United Nations : Youth are at forefront of the digital economy, says ITU (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
Some 830 million young people, representing more than 80 per cent of the youth population (aged 15-24 years), are online in 104 countries, according to new data released by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

United Nations : Analytical leadership in addressing global economic challenges (PRIV)
(Jose Antonio Ocampo and Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Kuala Lumpur)
The United Nations recently released the 70th anniversary issue of its flagship publication, the World Economic and Social Survey (WESS).

United Nations : It's World Day Against Trafficking in Persons (PRIV)
(IPS, Geneva)
It is believed that millions are currently victims of trafficking in persons around the world.

United Nations : Zaatari Camp marks fifth year with 80,000 refugees (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Jordan's Zaatari camp, which opened in 2012 as a makeshift camp to house Syrian refugees fleeing the war, marked its fifth year on June 28.

Central America : Fights climate change with minimal foreign aid (PRIV)
(IPS, San Jose)
Despite the fact that Central America is one of the regions most vulnerable to climate change, it has half-empty coffers when it comes to funding efforts against the phenomenon, in part because it receives mere crumbs in foreign aid to face the impacts of the rise in temperatures.

Middle East : UAE leading the way on shifting to greener energy (PRIV)
(IPS, Abu Dhabi)
Much of the world is moving away from oil for its electricity generation, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), which says that globally fossil fuel has dropped from a 25 percent share to 3.6 percent over the last four decades.

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