Economic growth

15 03, 2018

Making progress on sustainable development, four least developed countries tapped to graduate from ranks of poorest

2018-03-15T20:08:19+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Economic growth, Education, Health, News, Press material|

With increasing national earning power as well as access to better health care and education, four countries—Bhutan, Kiribati, São Tomé and Principe and Solomon Islands—will be recommended for graduation from the least developed country (LDC) category, the United Nations Committee for Development Policy (CDP) announced today.

22 02, 2018

Job creation around agriculture can spur youth employment in Africa – UN agency

2018-02-22T23:01:05+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Economic growth, News, Youth|

Agriculture will continue to generate employment in Africa over the coming decades, but businesses around farming, including processing, packaging, transportation, distribution, marketing and financial services, could also create jobs for young people, especially those in rural areas, a senior United Nations official said Thursday.

16 02, 2018

Efficient national tax systems critical for sustainable development and inclusive growth, urge UN, partners

2018-02-19T16:25:49+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Economic growth, News, Partnerships|

Countries need to strengthen the effectiveness of their tax regimes to unleash much-needed domestic resources to ensure the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as the promotion of inclusive economic growth, United Nations and as key international economic and financial organizations have urged.

24 01, 2018

At Davos forum, UN agency launches report spotlighting benefits of investing in better migration data

2018-01-24T23:06:26+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Economic growth, Infrastructure, News, Poverty|

Investing in value-based migration data that squarely focuses on impact can benefit the world to the tune of $35 billion dollars, according to a new report launched Wednesday in Davos, Switzerland, by the United Nations migration agency.

23 01, 2018

Unemployment to remain high, quality jobs harder to find in 2018 – UN labour agency

2018-01-23T00:08:38+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Economic growth, News|

While the global economy has kept up modest growth, the total number of unemployed people will likely remain high in 2018 – at above 192 million – and it will be harder to find a decent job, the United Nations labour agency reported on Monday. “Even though global unemployment has stabilized, decent work deficits remain [...]

23 01, 2018

UN chief outlines reforms that ‘put Member States in driver’s seat’ on road to sustainable development

2018-01-23T00:03:46+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Economic growth, News, Partnerships|

Sustainable development is a fundamental human right and humanity’s best chance for a future of peace and prosperity, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Monday, laying out the case for Agenda 2030 to be at the centre of UN activities.

11 12, 2017

Lift in global economy prompts opportunities to tackle deep-rooted development issues – UN

2017-12-11T18:00:28+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Economic growth, News|

A three per cent upturn in the global economy has paved the way to readjust policy towards longer-term issues, such as addressing climate change, tackling existing inequalities and removing institutional obstacles to development, according to a new United Nations report on global economic prospects.

7 12, 2017

Launch of the World Economic Situation and Prospects 2018 (Press Briefing)

2017-12-07T15:47:00+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Economic growth, News, Press material|

World economic growth has reached its highest level of growth since 2011, according to the 2018 World Economic Situation and Prospects Report (WESP), which will be launched by Mr. Liu Zhenmin, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, on 11 December. Forecasts indicate continued growth in most regions in the coming year, offering policy makers [...]

6 12, 2017

China tops patent, trademark and design filings in 2016 – UN agency reports

2017-12-07T21:28:35+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Economic growth, News, Partnerships|

Worldwide filings for patents, trademarks and industrial designs reached record heights in 2016 amid soaring demand in China, which received more patent applications than the combined total of applications received by the United States, Japan, the Republic of Korea and the European Patent Office, the United Nations intellectual property agency said Wednesday.