Economic growth

30 10, 2017

Government leaders, entrepreneurs set to gather in Bahrain for UN forum on sustainable development

2017-11-16T15:30:23+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Economic growth, News, Partnerships|

More than one thousand business leaders, government officials and academics will converge at a United Nations forum Tuesday in Bahrain to strengthen global partnerships, entrepreneurship and investment for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

9 10, 2017

Looking to future, UN to consider how artificial intelligence could help achieve economic growth and reduce inequalities

2017-11-16T15:31:39+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Economic growth, News, Press material|

11 October, 2017 10:00 a.m. ECOSOC Chamber, UN Headquarters

27 09, 2017

Sustainable tourism can advance global development, UN agency highlights on World Day

2017-09-27T20:44:39+00:00 September 27th, 2017|Economic growth, News|

On World Tourism Day, the United Nations underscored the potential of sustainable tourism to advance economic, social, environmental and cultural sustainable development. On World Tourism Day, the United Nations underscored the potential of sustainable tourism to advance economic, social, environmental and cultural sustainable development. “This year’s celebration comes at a very special time,” said Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General of [...]

19 09, 2017

UN and partners launch initiative to reach equal pay for women at work

2017-09-19T22:38:26+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Economic growth, Gender equality and women's empowerment, Inequality, News|

Striving to raise up women’s pay across the world to equal men’s, a new global coalition – which includes the United Nations labour agency and Organization’s entity promotion of women’s rights – launched today on the eve of the General Assembly debate. The Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) includes the UN International Labour Organization (ILO), [...]

21 08, 2017

UN labour agency launches global panel to address rapid transformations in the world of work

2017-08-21T19:48:58+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Economic growth, News|

The United Nations labour agency has launched a high-level international body that will chart the course towards a future of decent and sustainable work opportunities for all, and to tackle the challenges of delivering social justice in today's rapidly transforming world of work. “It is fundamentally important that we confront these challenges from the conviction [...]

12 07, 2017

Eleven global banks partner with UN to make financial markets more climate transparent

2017-11-16T15:33:25+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Climate change, Economic growth, News, Partnerships|

Representing over $7 trillion, eleven major financial institutions around the globe have joined forces with the United Nations to promote climate transparency in financial markets, the Organization’s environment wing said today.

5 07, 2017

New UN report encourages African countries to harness growing tourism sector

2017-11-16T15:33:40+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Economic growth, News|

African governments should make it easier and safer for Africans to travel within the continent, the United Nations said in a new report released today, noting that tourism demand there is increasingly driven by Africans themselves.

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.

15 06, 2017

Switzerland tops world innovation index; India and other emerging markets on the rise – UN agency

2017-06-16T15:41:00+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Economic growth, News|

Innovation is a key development tool that could boost economies and provide a way out of the growing squeeze on the world's food resources – one of the major challenges of the 21st century – according to a new United Nations report.

17 05, 2017

Innovators, UN discuss using tech to tackle world’s development challenges

2017-11-16T15:36:28+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Economic growth, Infrastructure, News|

From drones dropping food and medicines, to handheld devices that can diagnose Ebola with a drop of blood, the latest technological advances are converging to make the “unthinkable happen,” said global innovators and heads of tech companies invited to the United Nations today to discuss how to emerging technologies can boost achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).