25 Nov, 2013

Least Developed Countries report calls for prioritisation of job creation

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Released last week, the Least Developed Countries Report highlights the need for greater focus on employment. According to Mr Igor Paunovic, co-author of the report and Economic Affairs Officer at the LDC Section at UNCTAD, the LDCs youth population is projected to increase in LDCs from 168 million in 2010 to 300 million by 2050, when as many as […]

25 Nov, 2013

Entrepreneurship, job creation, can reduce poverty, boost sustained growth in Africa, says UN chief

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Accelerating industrialization in Africa requires a focus on job creation and entrepreneurship, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, stressing that these are key aspects to fully capture the potential of Africa’s dynamic work force and bosting inclusive sustainable development continent wide. “Africa’s economic dynamism, young population and potential for innovation form the foundation for stronger and […]