Economic growth

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.

911, 2016

Report: Small farmers can earn big returns by investing in climate adaptation

November 9th, 2016|Climate change, Economic growth, Hunger and food security, News|

IFAD report shows that for every dollar invested through its Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP), farmers could earn a return of between $1.40 and $2.60 over a 20 year period by applying climate change adaptation practices.

811, 2016

Global trade alert system launched to boost market access for developing countries

November 8th, 2016|Economic growth, News, Press material|

Users of ePing will be able to easily keep up-to-date with notifications affecting foreign markets and products of particular interest to them.

711, 2016

World’s poorest countries look to advance strategies for graduating from least developed status

November 7th, 2016|Economic growth, News|

Capacity Development Workshop and LDC Graduation, Beijing, China
10-12 November

New York, 7 November – Government policymakers from 16 least developed countries (LDCs) and one graduate, Samoa, will gather in Beijing, China, from 10-12 November to discuss strategies needed to successfully graduate from  LDC status and to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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2909, 2016

Media advisory: Launch of the World Economic and Social Survey 2016

September 29th, 2016|Climate change, Economic growth, News, Press material|

The World Economic and Social Survey (WESS) 2016 focuses on how vulnerable population groups and communities are disproportionately affected by climate hazards.

2409, 2016

UN Deputy: Least developed countries will miss 2021 targets without support

September 24th, 2016|Economic growth, News|

Unless progress speeds up considerably, the world's LDCs will miss the growth targets they have set themselves by the target date of 2021, UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson warned.

2408, 2016

ILO: Youth unemployment set to rise for first time in 3 years

August 24th, 2016|Economic growth, News, Youth|

The International Labour Organization estimates that the global youth unemployment rate is expected to reach 13.1 per cent in 2016 and remain at that level through to 2017.

1907, 2016

Countries need to be reminded they are built on diversity, says UN Deputy Secretary-General

July 19th, 2016|Economic growth, News, Sustainable Development Agenda|

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson today called for an alternative narrative on migration, where human mobility is seen as a positive development and a driver for economic prosperity and social progress.

1207, 2016

UN agency urges implementation of accord to tackle illegal fishing

July 12th, 2016|Economic growth, News, Oceans, Sustainable consumption and production|

An international agreement aimed at tackling illegal fishing “marks the dawn of a new era,” but rapid action is needed to ensure that its implementation is effective, the head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said.