It’s official: if you want to dramatically improve the quality of your life, move to Europe. That’s what the 18th annual Quality of Life survey from consulting firm Mercer suggests—cities in western Europe dominate the top of this year’s list of the world’s best cities to live in.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) celebrates today 50 years of working on the frontlines of global development.
In his Facebook post, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Achim Steiner congratulated UNDP on its 50 years of work to end poverty and highlighted the many collaborative initiatives of the two sister agencies.
More than 5,600 people have been evacuated after heavy rains brought floods to several districts in the state of Sarawak on the island of Borneo.
Despite a major relief the free education policy has brought to majority of poor parents, some still struggle to buy school items for their children. Nanjirinji-A Village in Lindi Region has realised this, and thus, for its own initiative, it has gone further beyond the policy and introduced 'free uniforms' for all pupils in the village.
Jason Clay has worn many hats throughout his professional career, but perhaps none of them is more important than the one he wore as a kid growing up on a farm in Missouri.
“I grew up on less than $1 a day for 15 years as a farm kid in the U.S.,” he recalled. Growing up in rural Middle America made him a conservationist. “I hunted three days a week from the age of 7. I knew which animals to shoot and which animals to leave to reproduce so we have more in the future. You know that stuff instinctively.”