At Davos forum, UN agency launches report spotlighting benefits of investing in better migration data

Investing in value-based migration data that squarely focuses on impact can benefit the world to the tune of $35 billion dollars, according to a new report launched Wednesday in Davos, Switzerland, by the United Nations migration agency.

UN chief outlines reforms that ‘put Member States in driver’s seat’ on road to sustainable development

Sustainable development is a fundamental human right and humanity’s best chance for a future of peace and prosperity, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Monday, laying out the case for Agenda 2030 to be at the centre of UN activities.

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

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.

2018-04-22T11:47:24-04:0011 Dec 2017|Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth, News|

China tops patent, trademark and design filings in 2016 – UN agency reports

Worldwide filings for patents, trademarks and industrial designs reached record heights in 2016 amid soaring demand in China, which received more patent applications than the combined total of applications received by the United States, Japan, the Republic of Korea and the European Patent Office, the United Nations intellectual property agency said Wednesday.

Somalia Partnership Forum stresses job creation and poverty reduction to promote stability

A gathering of senior representatives of the Somali Government, the United Nations and the international community concluded in Mogadishu today with a call for greater investment in the country’s economic development to create more job opportunities, rehabilitate essential infrastructure, and improve the living conditions of the Somali people.

2018-04-22T11:47:39-04:0005 Dec 2017|Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth, News|

Lack of quality opportunities stalling young people’s quest for decent work – UN report

Overall economic growth remains disconnected from employment generation, the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) has warned, noting that young people continue to suffer from persistent unemployment and lack of quality job opportunities.

2018-04-22T11:47:57-04:0021 Nov 2017|Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth, News, Youth|
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