Economic growth

1901, 2017

At Davos forum, UN chief Guterres calls businesses ‘best allies’ to curb climate change, poverty

January 19th, 2017|Climate change, Economic growth, Financing for Development, News, Secretary-General|

The Secretary-General said he was particularly interested in the “alignment of the core business of the private sector with the strategic goals of the international community.”

1901, 2017

Secretary-General’s remarks at the World Economic Forum

January 19th, 2017|Economic growth, News, Peace and justice, Poverty, Secretary-General, Sustainable Development Agenda|

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL’S REMARKS AT THE SPECIAL SESSION ON “COOPERATION FOR PEACE: TACKLING THE ROOT CAUSES OF GLOBAL CRISES”
Davos, Switzerland, 19 January 2016

Thank you very much, Professor Schwab. It is good to be back in Davos – even if I would start by saying that we live in a dangerous world.

We see a proliferation of new […]

1801, 2017

UN World Data Forum wraps up with launch of Cape Town Global Action Plan

January 18th, 2017|Economic growth, News, Press material|

The Cape Town Global Action Plan for Sustainable Development Data was prepared with inputs from the global statistical community and data experts from a wider range of stakeholders.

1701, 2017

UN report: Modest economic growth not an indication of revived global demand

January 17th, 2017|Economic growth, News|

The world economy expanded by just 2.2 per cent in 2016, the slowest rate of growth since the 2009 global recession.

1701, 2017

Modest global economic recovery expected, but return to robust and sustained growth remains elusive: UN report

January 17th, 2017|Economic growth, News, Press material|

Concerted policy efforts to revive investment and growth are needed to facilitate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals
New York, 17 January – Although a modest global recovery is projected for 2017-18, the world economy has not yet emerged from the period of slow growth, characterised by weak investment, dwindling trade and flagging productivity growth, according […]

1601, 2017

UN Data Forum opens in South Africa to harness power of data for sustainable development

January 16th, 2017|Economic growth, Infrastructure, News|

Organized by the UN in cooperation with the South African government, the four-day gathering also aims to rally support behind a new global action plan.

1201, 2017

Media advisory: Press briefing on World Economic Situation and Prospects 2017

January 12th, 2017|Economic growth, News, Press material|

The 2017 World Economic Situation and Prospects report will assess the current developments and outlook for the global economy. Facing major headwinds and heightened uncertainty, the world economy remains mired in a prolonged cycle of subdued global growth. In addition to analyzing the present situation, the report will look at measures that can lift global […]

512, 2016

UN report finds marine debris is harming more than 800 species, costing countries millions

December 5th, 2016|Economic growth, Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News, Oceans|

Marine debris is negatively affecting more than 800 animal species and causing serious losses to many countries’ economies, according to a United Nations report launched today.

312, 2016

UN honours activists from India, Mexico and Russia for work on biodiversity protection

December 3rd, 2016|Climate change, Economic growth, Forests, desertification and biodiversity, Gender equality and women's empowerment, Hunger and food security, News, Oceans, Poverty|

The United Nations today paid tribute to three activists who were awarded a top prize for biodiversity protection.

2811, 2016

‘Ashgabat Statement’ endorsed at first-ever UN conference on sustainable transport

November 28th, 2016|Cities, Climate change, Economic growth, News|

More than 50 countries endorsed the statement, with a view to supporting cleaner, greener transportation – from local transit systems to worldwide multimodal networks.