More than ten million Filipinos work abroad, sending home more than 20 billion US dollars a year. But as over three quarters of Filipinos do not have bank accounts, receiving these remittances from overseas workers has been difficult for their families.
Success and sustainability in the next phase of global development depends on changing mindsets, approaches, and behavior. Building the future we want starts not only with Governments but ultimately with every one of us. To succeed will require governments, business, and people to embrace a new spirit of human solidarity, shared responsibility, and mutual benefit.
A regional ministerial conference of Asian and Pacific governments has issued a strong reaffirmation that gender equality and sexual and reproductive health and rights are indispensable to sustainable development, and must be a key part of the post-2015 development framework.
Touching The Ground
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Audio source: Donn Bobb, United Nations
Audio published date: 9 Nov 2013
Audio duration: 6:21 minutes
Audio published date: 30 May 2013
Audio duration: 1:19 minutes
Audio source: UN Radio
Audio published date: 8 Mar 2013