economic growth

31 10, 2017

UN forum opens in Bahrain with focus on entrepreneurship for sustainable development

2017-11-16T15:30:22+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Economic growth, News|

A United Nations forum opened today in Manama, Bahrain, highlighting the importance of entrepreneurship and innovation for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

30 10, 2017

Asia-Pacific’s economic gains must not undercut social and environmental goals, says UN regional forum

2017-10-30T20:47:16+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Economic growth, News|

While the Asia-Pacific trade outlook for this year is positive, some uncertainties ¬– including the possible impact of structural rebalancing of China from export orientation to domestic consumption – are forecast for 2018, the United Nations commission for the region said Monday.

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), [...]

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.

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.