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02.04.00 – DEVELOPMENT

GA / OPENING WRAP

Asked about his country's anti-homosexuality law, on his first day as President of the 69th General Assembly, Sam Kutesa from Uganda told reporters that while exercising the GA presidency he will “conform to the regulations by the UN", but also noted that the law had now been declared unconstitutional by the Ugandan Courts. UNIFEED-UNTV

16 Sep 2014 | Read More »

IMF / EBOLA

The IMF said Thursday that the impact of the Ebola outbreak will cut growth in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, raising their financing needs to $100-130 million each. IMF

11 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT REPORT

A new UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) report said six years after the onset of the global economic and financial crisis, the world economy has still not found a sustainable growth path. UNCTAD’s Director for Globalization and Development Strategies said a world of “happy bankers, footloose corporations and stressed households” can neither be sustainable [...]

10 Sep 2014 | Read More »

SAMOA / SIDS WRAP

The UN Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) wrapped up Thursday in the Samoan capital, Apia, generating nearly $2 billion in partnerships to bolster the capacity of these countries to achieve sustainable development. UNTV

4 Sep 2014 | Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

 

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