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Preliminary data show Agric, manufacturing, telecoms, oil pulled Nigeria out of recession: Economists in government and private circles are raising confidence that Nigeria’s second quarter, 2017 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) numbers will possibly show that the country has exited economic recession on account of strong performance in agriculture, manufacturing, telecoms and oil. Read more

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals requires investments in innovation, says new UNDP report: Innovation and emerging technologies increasingly change how international organizations invest in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, according to a new report launched today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Innovation Facility. Read more

Governments to announce commitments to family planning programmes: Governments of at least 37 countries, 16 private companies and 11 partner organisations, including civil society and private foundations, would announce commitments to accelerate progress on rights-based family planning programmes. Read more

UN to partner with 11 global banks to encourage climate transparency in financial markets: UN Environment has announced its new joint initiative to strengthen financial institutions’ assessment and disclosure of climate-related risks and opportunities, with eleven major banks. Read more

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