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Volume 14, No.6 - June 2010

Feature articles

Women’s suffering in times of conflict

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Empowering women to participate fully in economic life across all sectors and throughout all levels of economic activity is essential to build strong economies and establish more stable and just societies. It also propels countries to achieve their internationally agreed goals for development, sustainability and human rights as well as improve the quality of life for women, men, families and communities. Read more

Honouring the champions in public service

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The United Nations Millennium Declaration emphasizes the role of democratic and participatory governance in assuring the rights of men and women to “live their lives and raise their children in dignity, free from hunger and from the fear of violence, oppression, or injustice”. It also notes that good governance within each country is a prerequisite to “making development a reality for everyone and to freeing the entire human race from want”. Read more

Global economic recovery too slow to spur job growth

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The global economy is slowly rebounding from the worst of the recession but the recovery remains too anaemic to create enough jobs to replace those lost so far, says the updated 2010 World Economic Situation and Prospects, released on 27 May. Read more


Publications and websites

Technical reports

Mid-year update to the World Economic Situation and Prospects 2010

Mid-year update to the World Economic Situation and Prospects 2010

The world economy continued to improve in the first half of 2010, leading to a slight upward revision in the United Nations outlook for global growth. The pace of the recovery is too weak, however, to close the global output gap left by the crisis. The recovery is also uneven across countries. While growth prospects for some developing countries are encouraging, economic activity is lacklustre in developed economies and below potential elsewhere in the developing world. Read more

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Comings and goings

The following staff members were promoted in May:

Flor Bonilla, Programme Assistant, Division for Sustainable Development

Sarangerel Erdembileg, Senior Social Affairs Officer, Division for Social Policy and Development

Leah Lagunda, Human Resources Assistant, Executive Office

Rosemary Lane, Senior Social Affairs Officer, Division for Social Policy and Development

Hung-Yi Li, Economic Affairs Officer, Development Policy and Analysis Division

Oliver Paddison, Economic Affairs Officer, Development Policy and Analysis Division

Carolin, Schleker, Social Affairs Officer, Division for the Advancement of Women

Goings

The following staff member retired in May:

Vladimir Servianov, Economic Affairs Officer, Division for Sustainable Development

The following staff member will be reassigned in June:

Maria Isabel Cobos-Fernandez, Associate Statistician, Statistics Division to Associate Population Affairs Officer, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.

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