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New York, Jan 21 (JEN): Despite global economic challenges, international tourism in 2013 was well above expectations, with an additional 52 million people travelling the world last year, the United Nations said Monday, adding that continued growth is expected for 2014. more
Global food prices steady in Dec 2013: UN

New York, Jan 10 (JEN): For the second consecutive month, the cost of food worldwide remained nearly unchanged in December, with overall global food prices for 2013 among the highest on rec ...

UN: Asia-Pacific moves towards regional economic community

New York, Dec 24 (JEN): Thirty-six Asia-Pacific nations unanimously adopted a landmark declaration at a United Nations forum of ministers in Thailand, outlining the road map towards a regio ...

Asia-Pacific economies to face low growth: UN

New York, Dec 20 (JEN): Developing Asia-Pacific countries will face another year of subpar growth in 2014 due to slow recovery, policy uncertainty and protectionism in developed countries, ...

UN seeks policy coordination for global economy

New York, Dec 19 (JEN): The global economy is expected to continue to grow over the next two years, the United Nations Wednesday reported, but stronger international policy coordination is ...

UN warns of looming food crisis in CAR

New York, Dec 17 (JEN): The Central African Republic (CAR), wracked by conflict that has killed thousands of people and driven more than half a million from their homes over the past year, ...

Global tourism fueling economic recovery: UN

New York, Dec 13 (JEN): International tourism rose five per cent in the first nine months of the year to reach a record 845 million worldwide, new figures out Thursday from the United Nation ...

Increased resources vital for mountain farmers: UN

New York, Dec 12 (JEN): With mountains providing freshwater to half the world's population mainly thanks to the water and soil management practiced by millions of mountain farmers, the Unit ...

Pakistani economist to head UN ESCAP

New York, Dec 11 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed seasoned economist Shamshad Akhtar of Pakistan as the new head of the United Nations Economic and Social C ...

Urban inequity presents new development challenges: UN

New York, Dec 10 (JEN): Sustainable cities are an aspiration as the number of slum dwellers continues to rise and the rate of urbanization skyrockets, a senior United Nations official Monday ...