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02. – ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND DEVELOPMENT FINANCE

IMF / UNITED STATES ECONOMY

Despite a slowdown in growth during the first few months of 2015, the US economy is strengthening and there are steady gains in job creation, the IMF said in its annual review on the state of the US economy. IMF / RECENT

7 Jul 2015 | Read More »

UGANDA / IFAD FIGHTING POVERTY

In Uganda a pilot project has helped change the lives of the most vulnerable families with an innovative method that helps them imagine their lives differently while providing them with the skills and knowledge to break out of poverty. IFAD

7 Jul 2015 | Read More »

UN / MDGs

At the launch of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) report in Oslo, Norway Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that "global efforts to achieve the Goals have saved millions of lives and improved conditions for millions more around the world.” UNIFEED – UNTV /FILE

6 Jul 2015 | Read More »

UN / MDGs ASSESSMENT REPORT

At a press encounter for the launch of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Assessment Report, the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Wu Hongbo said "the unfinished business of the MDG programme will form a foundation of one of the pillars for the future sustainable development agenda." UNIFEED-UNTV

6 Jul 2015 | Read More »

UN / GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT REPORT

A top UN   official today said UN thinking on development is evolving. At the launch of the Global Sustainable Development Report, Nikhil Seth, Director of the Division for Sustainable Development of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, said that "this is a crucial time in the evolution of development thinking in the United Nations." [...]

30 Jun 2015 | Read More »

UN / REDFORD CLIMATE CHANGE

Actor and activist Robert Redford told a high level meeting on climate change that today, we can no longer claim ignorance as an excuse for inaction”stressing that  ”nothing less than the fate of our planet will hang in the balance.” UNIFEED-UNTV

29 Jun 2015 | Read More »

UN / CLIMATE CHANGE

Addressing a General Assembly High-Level Event on climate change, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that with only ten negotiating days left ahead a summit  meeting in Paris, negotiations are still moving at a "snail's pace." UNIFEED-UNTV

29 Jun 2015 | Read More »

IMF / GREEK ECONOMY

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said that although the IMF remains engaged in talks with Greece, there are major differences, and there has been no progress in narrowing those differences recently. IMF

11 Jun 2015 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / GLOBAL ECONOMIC PROSPECTS

Developing countries face the looming prospect of higher borrowing costs as they adapt to a new era of low prices for oil and other key commodities, resulting in a fourth consecutive year of disappointing economic growth this year, says the World Bank Group's latest Global Economic Prospects report. WORLD BANK

10 Jun 2015 | Read More »

JAMAICA / SOLAR ENERGY

The high cost of imported energy is a problem for businesses in Jamaica. But a new push to use solar energy could help this sunny island prosper. WORLD BANK

9 Jun 2015 | Read More »

 

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