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14.05.03 – SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

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 »

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 »

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 »

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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