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WORLD BANK / GLOBAL ECONOMIC PROSPECTS

Developing countries face the looming prospect of higher borrowing costs as they adapt to a new era of low prices for oil and other key commodities, resulting in a fourth consecutive year of disappointing economic growth this year, says the World Bank Group's latest Global Economic Prospects report. WORLD BANK

10 Jun 2015 | Read More »

KOREA / WORLD EDUCATION FORUM

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova kicked off the 2015 World Educational Forum Tuesday in Incheon, Korea. WEF Pool  

20 May 2015 | Read More »

UN / BAN ECONOMIC COOPERATION

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that "too much is at stake to risk the world the world economy falling into a stagnant growth path in the longer run." UNIFEED-UNTV

20 Apr 2015 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / OIL PRICES

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said falling oil prices will benefit many of the world's poorest, but a corresponding drop in food prices will negatively affect those who earn meager incomes through agriculture. WORLD BANK

16 Apr 2015 | Read More »

WORLD BANK/ GLOBAL FOOD

Even with 800 million people going to bed hungry every night, countries can end hunger by 2030 if they create systems that raise agricultural productivity in rural areas, improve nutritional outcomes, and invest in more climate-smart agriculture that can withstand a warmer planet, according to a World Bank Group report released today on the future [...]

16 Apr 2015 | Read More »

WORLD BANK/ FAITH BASED ORGANIZATIONS

Over 30 leaders from major world religions and heads of global faith-based organizations launched a call to action to end extreme poverty by 2030, a goal shared by the World Bank Group. WORLD BANK / FILE

9 Apr 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 »

MOZAMBIQUE / PRESCHOOL EDUCATION

A project in Mozambique aims at creating more preschools in the country, as project surveys reveal that early education put children in a better position to succeed later in life. WORLD BANK

23 Jan 2015 | Read More »

WORLD BANK /GLOBAL ECONOMIC PROSPECTS

Following another disappointing year in 2014, developing countries should see an uptick in growth this year, boosted in part by soft oil prices, a stronger U.S. economy and continued low global interest rates, says the World Bank Group's Global Economic Prospects (GEP) report. But the global recovery is fragile, especially in parts of Europe and [...]

13 Jan 2015 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / PRINCE WILLIAM CORRUPTION

As part of his work as United for Wildlife President, the Duke of Cambridge joined World Bank Group President, Jim Yong Kim at the opening of the International Corruption Hunters Alliance, addressing more than 300 corruption experts, heads and senior members of anti-corruption and prosecuting agencies; and representatives of international organizations from more than 120 [...]

8 Dec 2014 | Read More »

 

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