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BAN / CLIMATE LEADER'S SUMMIT

At the Climate Leader's Summit in Washington DC, the UN Secretary-General called on Governments to reach a universal legal climate agreement by next year that is both ambitious and achievable. Ban Ki-moon stressed the need for both political and financial investment to deal with climate change, the single greatest threat to a sustainable future. WORLD [...]

11 Apr 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / BAN KI-MOON ENDING POVERTY

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim urged young people globally to start a social movement to end poverty at an event in Washington DC. WORLD BANK

10 Apr 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / POVERTY

One million people each week will have to lift themselves out of poverty if we are to reach the goal of ending extreme poverty worldwide by 2030. Now that the global economic crisis has eased, the World Bank thinks that's a realistic goal. WORLD BANK

10 Apr 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / AFRICA'S PULSE

Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa continues to rise from 4.7 percent in 2013 to a forecasted 5.2 percent in 2014. This performance is boosted by rising investment in natural resources and infrastructure, and strong household spending, according to the World Bank's new Africa's Pulse, a twice-yearly analysis of the Africa's economic prospects. WORLD BANK

7 Apr 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / LENDING POVERTY

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim announced a series of measures aimed at strengthening the World Bank Group — including a $100 billion increase in the lending capacity to middle-income countries over the next decade.  WORLD BANK

1 Apr 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / WORKPLACE GENDER EQUALITY

Women worldwide are losing ground in the employment sector.  A new World Bank Group report says nearly four in 10 people globally – close to one half in developing countries – agree that when jobs are scarce, men are more entitled to them than women. WORLD BANK

20 Feb 2014 | Read More »

MYANMAR / FUNDING

World Bank president Jim Yonk Kim visited Myanmar for the first time, where he announced plans for US$2 billion multi-year development program. The majority of Myanmar's poorest citizens don't have access to basic services such as healthcare and electricity. World Bank

27 Jan 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / GLOBAL ECONOMIC PROSPECTS

The World Bank's newly-released Global Economic Prospects (GEP) report says that  the world economy is projected to strengthen this year, with growth picking up in developing countries while high-income economies appear to finally be turning the corner five years after the global financial crisis. WORLD BANK

14 Jan 2014 | Read More »

COSTA RICA / CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE

Planting trees as ‘living fences’ and feeding cattle local grasses are some of the strategies used by Costa Ricans to reduce the carbon footprint of their farms, in a united effort to mitigate global warming. Some farmers receive money for planting trees in their coffee fields as part of a carbon financing project supported in [...]

5 Dec 2013 | Read More »

UN / SUSTAINABLE ENERGY WRAP

The United Nations and the World Bank today announced a concerted effort by governments, international agencies, civil society and the private sector to scale up efforts to provide sustainable energy to all. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said "it is clear that we need a transformation in how we produce, use and share energy.”  UNTV/ FILE

27 Nov 2013 | Read More »

 

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