Economy
New York: In 2017, solar energy dominated global investment in new power generation like never before, according to a new United Nations-backed report, which shows a steady move away from fossil fuel-based power production to ‘green’ power sources. more
Somalia: Poor rains forecast put food security, livelihoods at risk, warns UN agency

New York: Below-average rains forecast for Somalia could lead to devastating cattle losses and intensify malnutrition in the Horn of Africa nation, the United Nations food security agency ...

UN forum to spotlight ways ICT can help beat poverty and boost development

New York: Making information and communication technology (ICT) readily available for vulnerable countries and harnessing it’s potential to help tackle a raft of ills – from d ...

Four countries on track to graduate from UN list of least developed countries

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Cereal prices remain stable, dairy and sugar values dip – UN

New York, Feb 3 (JEN): Global food prices have remained largely unchanged since December 2017, with January prices stable for cereals and vegetable oils; weaker for dairy and sugar values ...

Bridging gap between relief and development can meet immediate needs, lessen vulnerability – UN chief

New York, Jan 29 (JEN): A surge in conflict-induced needs in Africa and the Middle East, coupled with an increase in climate shocks that pummel the most vulnerable everywhere, have given ...

Improved economic conditions boost air-traveller numbers worldwide – UN agency

New York, Jan 19 (JEN):A record 4.1 billion passengers took to the skies in 2017 onboard some 37 million scheduled flights globally, the United Nations civil aviation agency reported Thur ...

UN forum sees ‘moderate’ recovery for Latin American and Caribbean economies in 2018

New York, Dec 14(Just Earth News): New economic projections for Latin America and the Caribbean show moderate recovery in 2018 and growth the following year – with favoured expansio ...