(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Leading oil producer the United Arab Emirates will scrap subsidies on petrol and diesel from August to cut spending as low crude prices hit revenues, the energy ministry said on Wednesday.

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The Malta Confederation of Women’s Organisations (MCWO) welcomed the launch of the maternity leave fund out of which employers will be refunded for payment of paid maternity leave.

The MCWO said that this measure was long...

NEW DELHI — Transferring cash to poor families, on the condition that their kids attend school and get vaccinations, has been shown to be an effective way to reduce poverty and improve human health and well-being. Latin America is...

On 16 July, the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Kanayo F. Nwanze, will arrive in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for an official visit immediately following his engagement at the Third International...

Eradicating world hunger sustainably by 2030 will require an estimated additional $267 billion per year on average for investments in rural and urban areas and in social protection, so poor people have access to food and can improve their livelihoods...

A high-level delegation from the Republic of Moldova visited Slovenia on 16–20 May 2015 to learn about the functions of the main Slovenian public health services and institutions that prevent and control public health threats. The...

GENEVA (ILO News) – A new ILO report shows that 56 per cent of people living in rural areas worldwide do not have access to essential health-care services – more than double the figure in urban areas, where 22 per cent are not...

The Ministry of Gender Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) has launched the Ghana National Household Registry (GNHR) project.

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For homeless families, few reliable options are available for getting off the streets or out of shelters and into homes. But new research by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development offers a message of hope, concluding...

El Ministerio de Planificación Federal, junto al Ministerio de Desarrollo Social, llevan adelante el programa Ellas Hacen, que ya funciona exitosamente en 36 distritos del país con más de 35.000 beneficiarias, con el objetivo de...

LAOAG CITY: The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has released a total of P33.7 million to typhoon victims in Region 1.

Iryn Cubangbang, Information Officer II of the DSWD Field Office 1,...

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico — The clock is ticking as New Mexico and other states move toward reinstating work and job-training requirements for certain low-income adults who receive food stamps.

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