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14.05.03 – SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

ADDIS ABABA / CONFERENCE OPENING

At the opening Monday of the Third Financing for Development Conference, UN Secretary-General said "2015 must be a year for global action", stressing "let us put aside what divides us and overcome narrow self-interest in favour of working together for the common well-being of humanity." UNIFEED-UNTV

13 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 »

WORLD BANK / KIM

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announced a broad strategy to end extreme poverty by 2030. Kim welcomed emerging players such as the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank and the New Development Bank, established by the BRICS countries, as potentially strong allies in the economic development of poor countries and emerging markets. WORLD BANK

7 Apr 2015 | Read More »

UN / AFRICA POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA

At a meeting on enhancing Africa's extractive industries to promote sustainable development, keynote speaker Professor Paul Collier said "when it's iron ore coming out of the ground the major characteristic is not that you can turn it into iron, it's that you can turn it into money; and that money you can then turn into [...]

24 Feb 2015 | Read More »

BAN / YOUTH FORUM

UN Secretary-General urged young people from around the world to help the international community drive sustainable development that is people-centred and planet-sensitive, fight injustice and inequality, and become an active global citizen. UNIFEED-UNTV

2 Feb 2015 | Read More »

LIBERIA / EBOLA ECONOMY IMPACT

Liberia -one of the three most affected countries by Ebola- could experience negative GDP growth for the first time since the war ended 11 years ago unless urgent action is taken to stimulate the economy. This West African country was one of the fastest growing economies in the world last year, but recent projections show [...]

5 Dec 2014 | Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

 

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