As nations begin implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the next phase of Asia-Pacific economic growth should be driven by broad-based productivity gains and further rebalancing towards domestic and regional demand, the United Nations said today in a new survey.
A global conference convened by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations UNAOC concluded today, with delegations, who gathered in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku, making a renewed commitment to creating inclusive societies.
The total food production in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) decreased by nine per cent in 2015, marking the first drop since 2010 due to drought and low irrigation water availability, the latest report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) showed today.
If Asia-Pacific countries do not start planning for demographic changes, they will miss out on a unique opportunity to boost growth and investments for the future, risking a surge in youth frustration and exacerbating instability, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) underlined today in its latest Regional Human Development Report.
A year after a series of major earthquakes devastated large areas of Nepal, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and partners are continuing to support green and sustainable post-disaster recovery in the country.
The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the firing of a submarine-launched ballistic missile yesterday by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), reiterating that such activities increase tension in the region and beyond.
Expressing grave concern over a number of issues regarding the right to housing in India, an independent United Nations human rights expert today called on the Government for immediate attention and implementation of the right to ensure adequate housing for the most disadvantaged.
The United Nations human rights chief today expressed growing concern about the military's deepening role in Thailand's civilian administration, as well as tight curbs on dissent, as the country prepares to vote on a final draft Constitution.
A year after an earthquake in Nepal that killed more than 9,000 people and led to damages and losses estimated at $7 billion, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today that it is working with the Government so those most vulnerable to food insecurity are not left behind.
Marking two months since Tropical Cyclone Winston hit Fiji, the United Nations senior humanitarian official in the South Pacific has said that “work is far from over” and that there are significant needs for continued relief efforts.