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02. – ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND DEVELOPMENT FINANCE

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 »

HAITI / BAN MARTELLY

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with Haitian president Michel Martelly yesterday (14 Jul) to discuss upcoming legislative and municipal elections, the ongoing cholera epidemic, as well as the restructuring of the United Nations mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).

15 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / WORLD DRUG PROBLEM

Senior United Nations officials called for a greater focus on development activities and alternative crops in countries where the tight grip of drug lords has disrupted peace, security and development, such as in Afghanistan and Myanmar. UNIFEED -UNTV

15 Jul 2014 | Read More »

EAST AFRICA/ FOOD SECURITY

Four countries in eastern Africa – Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda – are taking steps to marshal the power of science to boost food and dairy production and reduce disease, which in turn puts more money into farmers' pockets. WORLD BANK AFRICA

12 Jul 2014 | Read More »

IMF/BRIEFING

During its regular bi-weekly press briefing, Gerry Rice, the International Monetary Fund (IMF)'s Spokesperson, expressed the Fund's views on AIIB and updated the status of the IMF program with Mali. IMF  

10 Jul 2014 | Read More »

AFGHANISTAN / CIVILIAN CASUALTIES

The UN mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) in its 2014 mid-year report on civilian casualties said that ground combat inAfghanistansurpassed improvised explosive devices (IEDs) as the leading cause of conflict-related death and injury to Afghan civilians in the first six months of the year. UNAMA

9 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / MDG REPORT WRAP

With the 2015 deadline for achieving the landmark Millennium Development Goals (MDG) less that 550 days away,  Ban Ki-moon launched the final push towards the United Nations targets – many of which have been met or are within reach – and urged a strong, ambitious successor blueprint "that will leave no one behind." UNIFEED-UNTV

7 Jul 2014 | Read More »

 

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