Economy
New York, May 20 (JEN): A new United Nations report highlights the growing role of fish and aquaculture in feeding the world and providing a source of income, and calls for the sustainable and responsible management of the so-called ‘blue world.’ more
UN urges measures to create more jobs

New York, Apr 12 (JEN): The shaky economic recovery has failed to lead to an improvement in labour markets, the head of the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) warned on F ...

Global food prices hit 10 months high: FAO

New York, Apr 4 (JEN): The cost of food worldwide has surged in March to its highest peak in 10 months, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported on Thursday.

International patent filings break records: UN

New York, Mar 14 (JEN): The United States and China drove international patent filings to a record level last year with applications for the first time surpassing the 200,000 mark, the Unite ...

Arab region integration could raise development: UN

New York, Feb 26 (JEN): Inclusive economic integration in the Arab region would create six million new jobs by 2020 and increase regional gross domestic product by three per cent, the United ...

Fish profits not reaching small-scale farmers: UN

New York, Feb 22 (JEN): The international fish trade is breaking records, the United Nations on Friday reported, but the benefits of the trade are not trickling down to the small-scale fishi ...

UN calls for investment in rural Africa

New York, Feb 13 (JEN): Rural development is key to Africa’s prosperity, yet it has been undervalued by Governments, international lenders and policy advisers, the UN International L ...

UN commission focuses on growing inequality

New York, Feb 12 (JEN): Against the backdrop of a weak global economic recovery and harsh fiscal austerity measures, continued unemployment and an aging world population, the United Nation ...

Food prices fall in three months: UN

New York, Feb 7 (JEN): Global food prices declined for the first time in three months as lower prices for cereals, sugars, oils and meat outstripped gains in dairy values, the United Nations ...

Illicit financial outflows from Africa crippling development: UN

New York, Feb 7 (JEN): United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson and former South African President Thabo Mbeki on Thursday stressed the need for global efforts to address the pro ...