Economic growth

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.

6 12, 2017

Use fiscal stability to bolster inclusive, sustainable development in Asia-Pacific, UN report urges

2017-12-06T16:05:13+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Economic growth, News|

Countries in the Asia-Pacific region should make the most of the prevailing stable economic conditions to orient their economies towards a more socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable path, the United Nations development wing in the region has urged. “Unless economic growth is accompanied by an expansion of decent jobs and strengthening of social safety nets, [...]

5 12, 2017

Somalia Partnership Forum stresses job creation and poverty reduction to promote stability

2017-12-06T18:10:20+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Economic growth, News|

A gathering of senior representatives of the Somali Government, the United Nations and the international community concluded in Mogadishu today with a call for greater investment in the country’s economic development to create more job opportunities, rehabilitate essential infrastructure, and improve the living conditions of the Somali people.

21 11, 2017

Lack of quality opportunities stalling young people’s quest for decent work – UN report

2017-11-21T20:19:29+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Economic growth, News, Youth|

Overall economic growth remains disconnected from employment generation, the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) has warned, noting that young people continue to suffer from persistent unemployment and lack of quality job opportunities.

2 11, 2017

UN forum closes in Bahrain with the spotlight on entrepreneurs for sustainable development

2017-11-16T15:30:13+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Economic growth, News, Partnerships|

A United Nations forum on sustainable development concluded today in Bahrain with a strong call for the integration of entrepreneurship and innovation in all economic and social dimensions as key strategies to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

1 11, 2017

Women are looking for opportunities in business, UN forum told

2017-11-16T15:30:15+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Economic growth, Gender equality and women's empowerment, News|

Despite overwhelming challenges women face at the workplace, “they are not helpless,” they will follow their dreams, work to the hardest and achieve their business goals, was a core message on day two of a United Nations forum on sustainable development.

31 10, 2017

UN forum opens in Bahrain with focus on entrepreneurship for sustainable development

2017-11-16T15:30:22+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Economic growth, News|

A United Nations forum opened today in Manama, Bahrain, highlighting the importance of entrepreneurship and innovation for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

30 10, 2017

Asia-Pacific’s economic gains must not undercut social and environmental goals, says UN regional forum

2017-10-30T20:47:16+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Economic growth, News|

While the Asia-Pacific trade outlook for this year is positive, some uncertainties ¬– including the possible impact of structural rebalancing of China from export orientation to domestic consumption – are forecast for 2018, the United Nations commission for the region said Monday.