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10 year-old Nour Saleh interviews World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva about the problems children face for UNICEF’s World Children’s Day 2017.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAgDxqN-ahY
Video: Nour Saleh, aged 10, interviews CEO Kristalina for #WorldChildrensDay. © World Bank
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Since the start of the new millennium, inequality fell significantly in virtually every Latin American country and continues to drop.

http://blogs.worldbank.org/latinamerica/wage-inequality-latin-america-understanding-past-prepare-future
Workers in a chicken nugget factory in Peru. © Dieter Castañeda/World Bank
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