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02.04.00 – DEVELOPMENT

WORLD BANK / HORN OF AFRICA FUNDING

Leaders of global and regional institutions are in the Horn of Africa to pledge political support and major new financial assistance for countries in the region, totalling more than (USD) 8 billion over the coming years. WORLD BANK

27 Oct 2014 | Read More »

IMF / MIDDLE EAST

The Middle East and North Africa region continues to experience lackluster growth for the fourth year in a row, the IMF said in its latest regional assessment. The IMF's Regional Economic Outlook, released on October 27, projects growth to increase slightly to 2.6 percent this year. Growth could pick up in 2015 if security conditions [...]

27 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / FINANCING POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT

A new UN report found that the financing needs for sustainable development were in the trillions of dollars per year, adding that annual global savings, at USD 22 trillion, are sufficient to meet these needs, but current financing and investment patterns will not deliver sustainable development. UNIFEED-UNTV

17 Oct 2014 | Read More »

FAO / LI KEQIANG

Chinese Premiere Li Keqiang today announced a $50 million donation to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to support the Organization’s program of “South-South cooperation” to improve food security and promote sustainable agricultural development over the next five years. FAO

15 Oct 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / HAITI INFRASTRUCTURE

The World Bank Group announced two major initiatives today – a pledge of millions to fight cholera in Haiti and an initiative potentially worth trillions to raise private money for global infrastructure. WORLD BANK / FILE

9 Oct 2014 | Read More »

NEW YORK / GLOBAL CITIZEN

Surrounded by a roaring crowd of an estimated 60,000 people, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was joined  by a star-studded roster of the world’s leading performers as he helped kick-off the third annual Global Citizen Festival – a celebration of global unity and a reaffirmation of the will to address the planet’s most pressing issues. [...]

6 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / GING MYANMAR

Upon his return from Myanmar, OCHA Director of Operations John Ging called for an "equitable and just solution" to the citizenship crisis in Rakhine State, where over 800,000 persons are estimated to be without citizenship. UNIFEED-UNTV

3 Oct 2014 | Read More »

DC / KIM EQUALITY

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim called for economic growth that creates more just societies. Kim spoke at Howard University on the eve of the World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings. WORLD BANK

1 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / INDIGENOUS MENCHU WRAP

As the first-ever World Conference on Indigenous Peoples got underway at the United Nations, Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú said that for indigenous peoples today's events are "a sign of hope" towards "full life and not just survival." UNIFEED – UNTV

22 Sep 2014 | Read More »

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 »

 

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