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1901, 2017

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

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.”

1901, 2017

VIDEO: Ertharin Cousin of the World Food Programme on ‘Healthy Not Hungry’

January 19th, 2017|News, VIDEO: Hunger and food security|

1901, 2017

VIDEO: Patricia Espinosa, Erik Solheim discuss climate at World Economic Forum

January 19th, 2017|News, VIDEO: Biodiversity, forests, desertification, VIDEO: Climate change, VIDEO: Oceans|

1901, 2017

Secretary-General’s remarks at the World Economic Forum

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 proliferation of new […]

1901, 2017

VIDEO: Queen Mathilde of Belgium discusses SDGs at World Economic Forum

January 19th, 2017|News, SDG Advocates, VIDEO: Economic growth|

1801, 2017

2016 was the hottest year ever recorded, says WMO

January 18th, 2017|Climate change, News|

The globally averaged temperature in 2016 was about 1.1 degree Celsius higher than the pre-industrial period.

1801, 2017

At Cape Town Forum, UN Women and partners seek ways to close gender data gaps

January 18th, 2017|Gender equality and women's empowerment, News|

With only 41 per cent of countries regularly producing data on violence against women, the first UN World Data Forum explored ways to close these data gaps.

1801, 2017

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

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.

1701, 2017

UN report: Modest economic growth not an indication of revived global demand

January 17th, 2017|Economic growth, News|

The world economy expanded by just 2.2 per cent in 2016, the slowest rate of growth since the 2009 global recession.

1701, 2017

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

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, according […]