Monthly Archives: June 2017

30 06, 2017

The Economic Development In Africa Report 2017 ‘Tourism for Transformative and Inclusive Growth’

2017-06-30T21:00:36+00:00 June 30th, 2017|News, Press material|

Geneva, 29 June 2016 – Reaching the peak of Mt Kilimanjaro, having a medical procedure in Tunisia, observing Rhino’s at an eco-lodge in Namibia, rafting the Zambezi River, these are all forms of a growing and eclectic tourism industry in Africa. This year, UNCTAD’s ‘Economic Development in Africa Report 2017’ focuses on ‘Tourism for transformative [...]

29 06, 2017

UN marks Day of the Tropics with focus on region’s vulnerability

2017-11-16T15:33:42+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News|

The majority of the world’s most vulnerable communities are in the Tropics, and will be most affected by environmental threats, according to the United Nations, which today marked the International Day of the Tropics.

28 06, 2017

Investing in poor children saves more lives per dollar spent, UNICEF study finds

2017-11-16T15:33:50+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Health, News|

Investing in the health and survival of the most deprived children and communities provides more value for money than investing in less deprived groups, saving almost twice as many lives for every $1 million spent, according to a new study by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

28 06, 2017

‘Inclusive, equitable and quality education’ at the heart of high-level UN event

2017-11-16T15:33:52+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Education, News|

Education leaders from around the world convened today at the United Nations to discuss ways to advance action on Sustainable Development Goal 4, which aims to “ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.”

27 06, 2017

To Support Addis Ababa Action Agenda, India makes first voluntary contribution to UN Tax Trust Fund

2017-11-16T15:33:54+00:00 June 27th, 2017|News, Press material|

US$100,000 will be dedicated to ensure developing countries’ participation in UN Tax Committee work

27 06, 2017

UN welcomes major partnership initiative with tech giants to counter terrorism online

2017-11-16T15:33:56+00:00 June 27th, 2017|News, Partnerships|

A senior United Nations official has called for sustained joint efforts to combat terrorism and welcomed a partnership initiative with tech giants Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube to counter terrorism and violent extremism online.

27 06, 2017

UN recognizes young entrepreneurs on Day for micro-, small, medium-sized enterprises

2017-06-27T20:07:00+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Economic growth, News, Youth|

United Nations agencies today launched a new campaign to make it easier for the 70 million unemployed youth to get financing and learn new skills to start a business.

27 06, 2017

PGA on “Be the Change for SDGs Week”

2017-11-16T15:33:56+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Hunger and food security, News, Year of Living Sustainably|

The President of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, Mr. Peter Thomson, joined staff on a tour of the United Nations Food Gardens this week to learn more about urban agriculture and locally-sourced food. The event, organized as part of the “Be the Change for SDGs Week”, showcased the composting efforts and healthy food growing taking place on the grounds of the Secretariat Building. It also touched on the need to raise awareness about food security.