News by topic: Economic Development


Peru, at UN, calls for more inclusive globalization based on multilateralism and dialogue

25 September – Underscoring Peru’s endurance in its combat against terrorism, corruption, as well as its vulnerability to the effects of climate change, the country’s Permanent Representative to the united Nations, Gustavo Meza-Cuadra, said today that the Organization is fundamental for a “peaceful and sustainable” future in Peru, the region and beyond.


At UN Assembly, Turkmenistan stresses importance for greater global cooperation

25 September – Speaking at the 72nd annual debate at the United Nations General Assembly, Turkmenistan highlighted its efforts to implement the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and called for greater cooperation to address the challenges before the globe.


At UN, Tanzania – ‘as a country of refuge to many’ – stresses importance of regional stability

23 September – Tanzania has integrated ‘sustainability’ into its development plan 2016-2021, with an eye towards becoming a middle-income country by 2025, its top foreign affairs official told the United Nations General Assembly today.


'No alternative to multilateralism,' in tackling global issues, Singapore tells UN Assembly

23 September – Noting that no one country can solve complex issues that transcend national boundaries, Singapore highlighted in an address to the United Nations General Assembly the need for a universal and rules-based multilateral system to confront the global challenges.


Talk of African renaissance ‘misplaced and premature,’ Eritrea tells UN Assembly

23 September – Africa remains the most marginalized of all continents, and therefore talk of an ‘African Renaissance’ and of ‘fastest growing economies’ is misplaced and premature, Eritrea’s top foreign affairs official told the United Nations General Assembly today.


DR Congo, at General Assembly, calls on UN mission there to focus more on development

23 September – The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which hosts more than ten thousand United Nations peacekeepers and where enormous resources over the past two decades have been devoted to bringing stability to the vast country, today called for the UN mission to be re-directed more to development.


Technology vital for small nations to meet development goals, Lesotho’s Prime Minister tells UN

22 September – Small countries, especially those in Africa, should be empowered with technologies to deal with and adapt to climate change challenges, as well as meet their development goals, the Prime Minister of Lesotho told the United Nations General Assembly’s high-level debate today.


Multilateralism key to address complex global challenges, South East Asian leaders urge at UN Assembly

22 September – Speaking at the 72nd annual general debate of the United Nations General Assembly, leaders from South East Asia today highlighted the importance of the spirit of multilateralism to address the myriad challenges confronting the global community.


Enhancing connectivity, market access ‘priority’ for landlocked nations, Mongolia tells UN

22 September – Due to climate change, Mongolia is exposed to multiple environmental challenges, namely desertification, drought, land degradation, wildfires and other calamities, its Foreign Minister said today at the United Nations General Assembly.


UN officials hail establishment of Technology Bank for world’s poorest nations

22 September – United Nations officials today hailed the establishment of the Technology Bank for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), which will go a long way in addressing one of the major challenges facing the world’s poorest nations.