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12/05/2017

Small and Medium Enterprises ‘World’s Most Powerful Job Creators’

Human Wrongs Watch

By leveraging their ingenuity and creativity to harness new market opportunities, micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises can lead the way towards achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a senior United Nations official on 11 May 2017 said in remarks to a high-level meeting on the issue.

A woman in Valle, Honduras, sets up a street storefront to sell household items. She has built her business with the help of microcredit funds. UN Photo/Mark Garten (file)

“These enterprises are among the world’s most powerful job creators, drivers of productivity, and agents of growth globally. We simply cannot achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) without the support and leadership from such enterprises worldwide,” the UN Secretary-General’s Chef de Cabinet, Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti, said.

12/05/2017

Who Are the Best ‘Eaters’ and How to Use Eggplants as a Toothbrush

Human Wrongs Watch

By Baher Kamal* 

ROME, May 11 2017 (IPS) The news is this: Japan is a global model for healthy diets and it currently has the lowest rate of obesity among developed countries–below four per cent. This is on the one hand. On the other, African eggplant gorongo is often used as toothbrush.

Tempura, sashimi, pickles, ris og misosuppe (Tempura, sashimi, pickles, rice and miso soup). Credit: cyclonebill from Copenhagen, Denmark. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

Tempura, sashimi, pickles, ris og misosuppe (Tempura, sashimi, pickles, rice and miso soup). Credit: cyclonebill from Copenhagen, Denmark. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

None of this is based on any personal, empirical experience—it all comes from the United Nations thought its leading food specialised agency.

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