More than one billion people, or 15 per cent of the worlds entire population, live with some kind of disability. Despite forming such a large part of our societies, people with disabilities continue to face discrimination, barriers to inclusion and even denial of their basic human rights.
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Interview with UN Secretary-Generals Special Envoy for the Ocean
Almost exactly one year ago, countries gathered at the first-ever Ocean Conference, unanimously committed to a set of ambitious measures to start reversing the decline of our oceans health. The conference also attracted over 1,400 voluntary commitments of ocean action by states, international organizations, civil society and others.
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With the advancement of information technologies, such as cloud computing and blockchain, an increasing portion of the global economic activity is moving online. Along with immense opportunities, the digital economy also brings serious challenges, including to tax systems, which may particularly affect the developing countries. How to tax digital activities conducted by businesses located in different countries? Who should collect the taxes for income generated by online products and services? A recent UN meeting of tax experts considered these and other issues.