Economic Development

FEATURE: The UN General Assembly’s Second Committee – economic and financial issues

Established in 1945, at the end stages of World War II, the United Nations General Assembly serves as the world body's principal policy-making and deliberative organ, providing a forum for multilateral discussion of the full spectrum of international issues covered by the UN Charter.

UN provides entrepreneurship training for young people in the Philippines

The United Nations is providing training for young people to become entrepreneurs in the Philippines as a way to reduce poverty and stop the labour force from migrating to other countries.

UN labour chief: world economy should focus more on needs of society

The head of the United Nations labour agency today told a major work forum that the world economy has focussed too much on finance and too little on the needs of society.

Impact of jobs crisis on youth among issues on agenda of UN labour conference

Nearly 5,000 delegates today kicked off a United Nations forum in Geneva focusing on the global jobs crisis and its impact on youth, as well as social protection and rights at work.