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02. – ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND DEVELOPMENT FINANCE

SAMOA / SIDS OPENING WRAP

In the Samoan capital Apia, over 100 countries are currently meeting at a UN conference to discuss the issues faced by Small Island Developing States or SIDS. The conference is looking at ways of helping those countries to deal with issues like climate change – with a clear focus to build partnerships to find solutions. [...]

1 Sep 2014 | Read More »

SAMOA / PRINCE OF SALEAPAGA

The villagers of Siupapa, sub-village of Saleapaga, the Prime Minister of Samoa’s Village, are waiting in anticipation. A very rare ceremony is happening. During the Small Islands Conference in Samoa, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is visiting Siupapa – the village that has decided to name him not only a new “Matai”, chief – but also [...]

1 Sep 2014 | Read More »

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC / TOURISM

The Dominican Republic  is home to a vibrant and distinct culture and heritage as well as to a rich ecosystem, biodiversity and dazzling landscapes. Nevertheless, this small island state faces many challenges, including climate change, degradation of natural resources, loss of marine biodiversity and a rapid uncontrolled growth of the tourist sector which exerts pressure [...]

1 Sep 2014 | Read More »

IMF / EBOLA

An IMF spokesman said Thursday that the Ebola outbreak inWest Africais already having an acute economic impact. IMF

28 Aug 2014 | Read More »

IMF/ JAPAN ECONOMY

In its latest assessment of the Japanese economy, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said the recent economic reforms are taking hold, but they need to be more comprehensive and sustained for an extended period. IMF

31 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / ARGENTINA DEFAULT

Commenting on Argentina's default, a UN spokesperson said "the Secretary-General's foremost concern is for the Argentine people", adding that "this case has raised crucial questions regarding sovereign debt restructuring processes. " UNIFEED-UNTV

31 Jul 2014 | Read More »

IMF / WORLD ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

The IMF's latest World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update says that the global recovery has continued but at an uneven pace, and that downside risks remain. Continued policy efforts are needed to secure a more robust recovery. IMF

24 Jul 2014 | Read More »

MEXICO CITY / IMF GLOBAL GROWTH

The International Monetary Fund downgraded its outlook for global growth on Thursday. A weak recovery continues, although strong policy support and structural reforms are urgently needed. IMF

24 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UNDP / HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORT

UNDP's 2014 Human Development Report on vulnerability and resilience warns that 2.2 billion people are poor or near-poor and calls for universal provision of basic social services, and stronger policies for social protection and full employment to advance and secure development progress.  UNDP  

24 Jul 2014 | Read More »

IMF / US ECONOMY

The US recovery is gathering steam but boosting potential growth and carefully beginning to raise interest rates remain top priorities, the International Monetary Fund said in its most recent report on the world's largest economy. IMF

23 Jul 2014 | Read More »

 

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