economic growth

11 12, 2017

Lift in global economy prompts opportunities to tackle deep-rooted development issues – UN

2017-12-11T18:00:28+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Economic growth, News|

A three per cent upturn in the global economy has paved the way to readjust policy towards longer-term issues, such as addressing climate change, tackling existing inequalities and removing institutional obstacles to development, according to a new United Nations report on global economic prospects.

6 12, 2017

Use fiscal stability to bolster inclusive, sustainable development in Asia-Pacific, UN report urges

2017-12-06T16:05:13+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Economic growth, News|

Countries in the Asia-Pacific region should make the most of the prevailing stable economic conditions to orient their economies towards a more socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable path, the United Nations development wing in the region has urged. “Unless economic growth is accompanied by an expansion of decent jobs and strengthening of social safety nets, [...]

29 11, 2017

Lack of jobs, money for rent, add to woes in conflict-affected eastern Ukraine, says UN agency

2017-11-29T20:06:42+00:00 November 29th, 2017|News|

As temperatures plummet across eastern Ukraine, many – including the elderly – who fled their homes following hostilities are forced to return to their original place of residence due to lack of jobs and money to pay rent in the places they were sheltering, the United Nations migration agency has reported.

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.