Economy
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 fishing communities which make up the majority of the sector’s global workforce. more
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 ...

Pradeep Kashyap to address Calcutta Business School

Kolkata, Feb 7 (JEN) The Father of Rural Marketing in India, Pradeep Kashyap, will address the fourth convocation of Calcutta Business School (CBS) on Feb 8 at the B-School's campus in Kolka ...

UN urges job creation, inclusive growth strategies

New York, Jan 30 (JEN): Raising the alarm against deepening income disparities in countries around the world, the head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) called Wednesday fo ...

FDI rises to pre-crisis levels: UN

New York, Jan 29 (JEN): Global foreign direct investment (FDI) rose to levels not seen since the start of the global economic crisis in 2008, increasing by 11 per cent in 2013 to an estimat ...

Outlook for the Global Economy is

Davos-Klosters, Jan 25 (JEN)- The outlook for the global economy is "cautiously optimistic", leading financial experts told participants on the last day of the 44th World Economic Forum Ann ...

Syria: Iran urges withdrawal of foreign fighters

Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, Jan 25 (JEN) Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarifcalled for an even-handed approach to peace in Syria that takes into account the realities on the ...