Economic growth

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).

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.”