New York: Four countries could soon “graduate” from the ranks of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable nations, a United Nations expert committee announced on Thursday more
Disasters cost billions in agricultural losses, poor farmers bear brunt – UN report

New York: A crowded field of threats that includes drought, floods, animal disease outbreaks and chemical spills are among the disasters costing farmers in the developing world billions o ...

Leaked UN report alleges Singapore firms illegally sent luxury items to N Korea

New York City: A leaked United Nations report has stated that two Singapore firms have indulged in illegal trade with North Korea.

TPP: Sans US, Canada, Singapore move along with CPTPP

Singapore City: Canada, Singapore and nine other nations have decided to move along after the United States of America bid adieu to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), reports said.

Metal tax: US could exempt Canada, Mexico; China warns about trade war

Washington/Beijing:Softening its stance, the White House has announced that few countries could be exempted from its proposed metal tariffs, reports said.

Women’s prospects at work still ‘a long way’ from being equal to men’s – UN report

New York: Despite notable progress on closing gender gaps over the past 20 years, women have less access to jobs, are more likely to take low-quality employment, and face barriers to mana ...

Trade tariffs exemption only if new NAFTA signed, Trump warns Trudeau

Washington/Ottawa: US President Donald Trump has warned his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau that Canada will only be exempted from the trade tariffs, which are planned to be imposed b ...

Job creation around agriculture can spur youth employment in Africa – UN agency

New York, Feb 23 (JEN): Agriculture will continue to generate employment in Africa over the coming decades, but businesses around farming, including processing, packaging, transportation, ...

Efficient national tax systems critical for sustainable development and inclusive growth, urge UN, partners

New York, Feb Countries need to strengthen the effectiveness of their tax regimes to unleash much-needed domestic resources to ensure the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals ...

Emergency in Maldives can spell disaster for its booming tourism industry

Male: With its turquoise sea and white sand beaches, Maldives is a magnet for tourism. The island nation derives much of its fund from the tourism sector. However, with the present emerge ...