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As of June 2017, some 5,000 asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants in Serbia remain in legal limbo. A project is strengthening the dialogue between the stranded and the local Serbians to invest in them and give them hope.


Watch this debate in Uruguay on how quality education and new technologies are key to address the challenges of tomorrow.
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By 2050, the impacts of climate change in three densely populated regions could see more than 140 million people move within their countries’ borders.
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Only 1 in 5 firms worldwide have a female CEO or top manager, and it is more common among the smaller firms. While this does vary by around the world – Thailand and Cambodia are the only two countries where the data show more women running companies than men. Read More.



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