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SUNS # 9309 Friday 19 March 2021

UN : World economy to grow at 4.7% in 2021 after "annus horribilis" of 2020. (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The world economy is forecast to grow at 4.7% in 2021, after the "annus horribilis" (the horrible year) witnessed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic that continues to impose uneven costs on countries for a speedy recovery, says a new comprehensive report by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) issued on 18 March.

Yemen : Concerns mount over dramatic deterioration in conflict (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen has warned that the world's worst humanitarian crisis, is rapidly deteriorating as Yemenis, including women and children, face hunger, injury and death.

COVID-19 : Five steps to combat gender-based violence globally (PRIV)
(IPS, Dhaka)
The 410 Legal Aid Centers that I manage in Bangladesh for BRAC's Human Rights and Legal Aid Services received approximately 35,900 requests for assistance in 2020. Almost all of them involve gender-based violence against women and girls.

Opinion : Every girl can't be a scientist until we make big changes (PRIV)
(IPS, Urbana)
Over a month ago, the world celebrated the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

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