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UNHCR / REFUGEES IDP REPORT

  The UN refugee agency today (7 January)  reported that war in the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere had uprooted an “unprecedented” total of about  5.5 million people during the first six months of 2014. UNIFEED

7 Jan 2015 | Read More »

ROME / TSUNAMI

Ten years after the world’s worst natural disaster in living memory roared across the shorelines of South and Southeast Asia, countries in the region are better prepared to deal with tragedies like the tsunami, but there is still room for improvement, the United Nations’ food agency (FAO) said today.  FAO

22 Dec 2014 | Read More »

IMF/WORLD ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

Global growth is expected to increase in 2014 after having been stuck in low gear in 2013, says the IMF's latest World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update. The IMF forecasts global growth to average 3.7 percent in 2014―up from 3 percent in 2013―and to rise to 3.9 percent in 2015. IMF

21 Jan 2014 | Read More »

TOKYO / MIDDLE EAST-ASIA

Growth inAsiaduring the first half of this year has slowed to its lowest rate since the start of the global financial crisis, and only a modest and gradual pick up is expected next year, the IMF said. And, the International Monetary Fund offered a mixed outlook for theMiddle Eastregion. IMF

12 Oct 2012 | Read More »

TOKYO / WORLD ECONOMIC OUTLOOK PRESSER

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) presented a gloomier picture of the global economy than a few months ago, saying prospects have deteriorated further and risks increased. Overall, the IMF's forecast for global growth was marked down to 3.3 percent this year and a still sluggish 3.6 percent in 2013. IMF

9 Oct 2012 | Read More »

IMF / ASIA ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

Growth in Asia is expected to pick up this year, after slowing in the last quarter of 2011, but Asian leaders now face the difficult task of adjusting policies to support stable, non-inflationary growth, says the International Monetary Fund (IMF). IMF

27 Apr 2012 | Read More »

GENEVA / UNICEF HAR LAUNCH

UNICEF on Friday launched an appeal for (USD) $1.28 billion this year, saying that a third of the money was needed to help children in the drought-stricken Horn of Africa. The UN children’s fund said UNICEF expects to help about 97 million people in 25 countries and territories in 2012. CH UNTV

27 Jan 2012 | Read More »

NY / HUMANITARIAN ACTION REPORT ADVANCER

The latest report on Humanitarian Action for Children says the ongoing crisis in the Horn of Africa will remain a significant part of UNICEF’s global humanitarian response in the coming year. UNICEF is asking for (USD) $1.28 billion to meet the needs of the most vulnerable children and their families in 25 countries and territories. [...]

26 Jan 2012 | Read More »

IMF / ASIA ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

With increasing financial turbulence in the euro area and growth slowing in the United States, Asia is facing rising risks to its growth, says the International Monetary Fund in its latest Regional Economic Outlook for the Asia and Pacific region. IMF

13 Oct 2011 | Read More »

UN / ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL SURVEY REPORT

The latest UN regional social and economic report released Thursday said that Asia-Pacific developing countries will continue driving the global economy in 2011, however high food and fuel prices, and volatile capital inflows pose fresh challenges. UNTV

5 May 2011 | Read More »

 

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