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Latin America and Caribbean at difficult juncture as foreign direct investment shrinks – UN

16 August 2017 – The United Nations Latin America commission has reported that foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows to the region declined by 7.9 per cent to $167.043 billion in 2016, due to low commodity prices, sluggish economic growth and global trend of shifting investment in developed economies.


UN Security Council toughens sanctions on DPR Korea over ballistic missile launches

05 August 2017 – In response to the launches of ballistic missiles of possible intercontinental range by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), the United Nations Security Council today moved to strengthen sanctions on the Northeast Asian country's exports.


Conflict-affected rural families in Iraq to benefit from mobile cash-transfer technology – UN

02 August 2017 – Many vulnerable rural families in Iraq will now be able to safely receive income thanks to a newly adopted mobile money transfer technology that is part of a cash-for-work programme to rehabilitate farming infrastructure, according to the United Nations agriculture agency.


International community needs to 'change narrative' about Africa – UN chief Guterres

19 July 2017 – Briefing the Security Council on their strengthened collaboration, top officials from the African Union (AU) and the United Nations today highlighted their joint work on peace and security in the Gambia, Somalia and South Sudan, as well as other African countries, and urged adequate, timely and predictable funding.


As ‘drivers’ of innovation, youth need skills and capacity – UN General Assembly President

17 July 2017 – Underscoring the importance of well trained and capable youth to realize the opportunities offered by advances in technology and innovation, the President of the United Nations General Assembly today called for building their capacities to ensure that they can fulfil their potential as well as support sustainable development.


Global problems need global solutions, UN officials tell ministers at development forum

17 July 2017 – Opening the high-level segment of the annual forum designed to discuss implementation of the anti-poverty agenda, top United Nations officials today stressed the importance of multilateralism to address global problems.


International cooperation crucial to safe flights, UN says at counter-terrorism meeting

07 July 2017 – The global nature of aviation puts everyone at the same level of risk from potential terrorism, senior United Nations officials said today, calling for greater information sharing, resources and political will to keep flights safe.