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S. Korea to Provide US$1 mln to U.N. Fund for People Near Shrinking Aral Sea

S. Korea to Provide US$1 mln to U.N. Fund for People Near Shrinking Aral Sea

SEOUL, Dec. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea pledged Thursday to provide US$1 million to a U.N. development fund to help communities near the Aral Sea suffering from decadeslong water depletion, the foreign ministry said. Chung Kee-yong, director general for climate change, energy, environment and scientific affairs at Seoul’s foreign ministry, signed an agreement to [...]

Big Data Analytics to Help U.N. Achieve Key Development Goals

Big Data Analytics to Help U.N. Achieve Key Development Goals

SEOUL, May 31 (Korea Bizwire) – Advances in computing technology and dataanalytics tools are expected to help the United Nations achieve its keygoals of reducing poverty and ensuring sustainable development, the head of the U.N. agency’s sub-regional office said Wednesday. Kilaparti Ramakrishna, head and director of the U.N. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) East and North-East Asia Office, made the remarks during a forum [...]