Economy
New York, Apr 11(Just Earth News): Trade and trade-related policies have a role to play not just in promoting growth and prosperity, but helping share that prosperity more widely, United Nations global finance partners said on Monday, launching a report that calls on national governments to pursue policies that help those who might lose their jobs, one of the unintended consequences of trade integration. more
Cost of renewables fell in 2017, lowering global investment in clean energy – UN

New York, Apr 7(Just Earth News): The world added record levels of renewable energy capacity in 2017, even as investment in clean energy fell, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) ...

UN General Assembly creates International Day for small, medium-sized enterprises

New York, Apr 7(Just Earth News): Recognizing the importance of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises in achieving the new global development goals, the United Nations General Assembly ...

Smarter use of natural resources can inject $2 trillion into global economy by 2015 -UN

New York, Mar 18 (Just Earth News): The United Nations has found that smarter and more efficient use of the world's natural resources on Friday can yield an "environmental win-win' by inject ...

Financial speculation led to unsustainable global housing crisis, UN expert says

New York, Mar 3 (Just Earth News): The world's money markets have priced people out of cities, a United Nations independent expert has said, blaming financial markets and speculators for tre ...

Ground-breaking UN-supported digital tool to enhance green finance

New York, Jan 21 (Just Earth News): The United Nations environment agency and a the leading Chinese online financial service provider on Friday rolled out an innovative programme at the Worl ...

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

New York, Jan 18 (Just Earth News): A modest global recovery is projected for 2017-18 should be seen as more of an indication of economic stabilization than a signal of a robust and sustaine ...

Just 8 men own same wealth as half the world, says Oxfam

New York, Jan 16 (Just Earth News): Eight men own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity, according to a new report published by Oxfam on Monday t ...

Top UN peacekeeping official pushes for endorsement of DR Congo political accord - See more at: http://www.justearthnews.com/development-details/G/2708/top-un-peacekeeping-official-pushes-for-endorsement-of-dr-congo-political-accord.html#sthash.FwG5wW6A.d

New York, Jan 12 (Just Earth News): Global economic growth is forecast to accelerate moderately to 2.7 per cent in 2017 after a post-crisis low last year, the World Bank said in a report rel ...

Agriculture support ‘critical’ for Horn of Africa as region braces for another hunger season

New York, Dec 21 (Just Earth News): In the wake of the multiple droughts that hit the Horn of Africa over the past year, countries in the region will face rise in hunger and further declin ...