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Governments ‘must use social media to reach youth'

A panel discussion examined the role of social media in enabling governments to better communicate with their citizens on the second day of the sixth International Government Communications Forum (IGCF 2017) in Sharjah, UAE. Theme

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Govts urged to support aviation to drive growth

The International Air Transport Association (Iata) has urged governments to support the vital role aviation plays in connecting people and commerce around the globe. “Our world has grown much wealthier through trade and trav

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Govts urged on digitisation to boost labour market

Governments around the world are urged to harness digitisation and re-imagine labour markets to drive down unemployment, upskill the workforce, and grow their economies in a new report. Global unemployment has reached nearly 200 m

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WHO urges governments to act on hepatitis threat

The World Health Organization (WHO) is urging governments to act against the five hepatitis viruses that can cause severe liver infections and lead to 1.4 million deaths every year, as part of World Hepatitis Day which falls on July 28.  

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Corruption worsens worldwide: Report

A majority of people worldwide believe corruption has worsened in the last two years and they see governments as less effective at fighting it since the 2008 financial crisis, a survey by Transparency International organisation showed on Tuesday

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Governments’ focus on cyber crime urged

World governments should be transparent in their regulations to monitor and control online activity and set a strategic plan to combat cyber crime, according to an expert. "State regulation is necessary, but should be transpa

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Governments’ focus on cyber crime urged

World governments should be transparent in their regulations to monitor and control online activity and set a strategic plan to combat cyber crime, according to an expert. "State regulation is necessary, but should be transpa

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GCC oil windfall boosts govt spending power

The risk premium on oil prices caused by the political unrest across the Middle East and disrupted Libyan output has provided extra spending power for GCC governments, said a report. Each dollar increase in oil prices adds around $4.5 bill

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Govts 'dominate terrestrial TV sector'

Governments continue to dominate terrestrial TV channels in the Arab World, according to a study. Regulations and market dynamics have ensured that -except in a few countries- the number of terrestrial TV stations did not grow in the past

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World Bank scheme to 'green' govt accounts

The World Bank on Thursday launched a programme to help nations put a value on nature just like GDP in a bid to stop the destruction of forests, wetlands and reefs that underpin businesses and economies. The five-year pilot project backed

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