News by topic: Economic Development


INTERVIEW: Education, women's empowerment 'top priorities' for UN in India, says senior official

21 July – To meet the challenges of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), India should prioritize women's empowerment and education, the United Nation's development chief in the country said.


UN Economic and Social Council pledges to accelerate implementation of 2030 Agenda

20 July – The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) today concluded the high-level segment of its annual session by adopting a ministerial Declaration aimed at accelerating the pace of implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.


'A healthy planet' is birthday wish for UN development agency advocate and 'Game of Thrones' star

20 July – As part of his 47th birthday celebrations, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador and the actor playing the role of Jaime Lannister in the HBO series Game of Thrones, is calling on his friends, family and fans to help him raise funds to support UN climate action programmes.


UN deputy chief highlights importance of public institutions in reaching development goals

18 July – United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed today urged public institutions to embrace the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, reduce inequality and end tackle climate change.


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

17 July – 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.


FEATURE: Sustainable Development Goals through the lens of students

17 July – Prize-winning photographs taken by students from around the world – currently exhibited at United Nations Headquarters in New York – encapsulate their own ideas and feelings about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Leveraging ICTs critical to achieve Global Goals, UN highlights in new report

13 July – Underscoring the importance of information and communication technologies (ICT) in today's world, the heads of over 20 United Nations agencies and offices have called for leveraging those technologies to “fast forward” implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.


Tourism key to foster trade for least developed countries – UN-backed report

13 July – A United Nations-backed report released today stressed the need for greater recognition of tourism as a key service export in order to attract technical assistance to the sector in least developed countries (LDCs).


Asia-Pacific moving in ‘wrong direction’ on some development targets, notes UN regional report

11 July – Despite an impressive track record, the Asia-Pacific region will need to scale up development efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, the target envisioned, the United Nations development arm for the region has said.


UN political forum opens with focus on eradicating poverty and forming partnerships

10 July – Senior government representatives are at the United Nations today for the start of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development to track progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), two years after they were adopted.