Economic growth

14 05, 2017

At China’s Belt and Road Forum, UN chief Guterres stresses shared development goals

2017-11-16T15:36:35+00:00 May 14th, 2017|Economic growth, News, Partnerships|

Speaking at a major international conference in Beijing, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today drew comparisons between China's 'One Belt, One Road' initiative and the Sustainable Development Goals, saying both are rooted in a shared vision for global development.

11 05, 2017

‘World’s most powerful job creators,’ small enterprises vital to achieving Global Goals – UN official

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

By leveraging their ingenuity and creativity to harness new market opportunities, micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises can lead the way towards achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a senior United Nations official said today in remarks to a high-level meeting on the issue.

28 04, 2017

Accurate occupational data vital to save lives, says UN labour agency on World Day

2017-11-16T15:36:45+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Economic growth, News|

Even though more than 2.3 million fatalities and 300 million accidents resulting in injuries are estimated to occur in workplaces around the globe each year, the actual impact remains largely unknown, the United Nations International Labour Organization has warned, highlighting the need to “vastly” improve national occupational safety and health data (OSH).

19 01, 2017

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

2017-11-16T15:38:16+00:00 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.”

19 01, 2017

Secretary-General’s remarks at the World Economic Forum

2017-11-16T15:38:17+00:00 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 [...]

18 01, 2017

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

2017-11-16T15:38:19+00:00 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.

17 01, 2017

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

2017-11-16T15:38:21+00:00 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, [...]

16 01, 2017

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

2017-11-16T15:38:21+00:00 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.

12 01, 2017

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

2017-01-12T20:07:05+00:00 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 [...]