Economic Development

Partnerships will play key role in future of work in Europe and Central Asia - UN labour agency

The United Nations International Labour Organization’s 10th European Regional Meeting concluded today with a call for a future of work where partnerships play a key role in promoting dialogue, social progress and economic growth in the region.

'Winner-takes-all' dynamics in digital economy could widen income gap – UN report

The benefits of digitalization to people's lives are enormous, but 'winner-takes-all' dynamics in the digital economy creates a risk of widening income inequalities, says a report released today by a United Nations entity dealing with trade, investment and development.

Sustainable tourism can advance global development, UN agency highlights on World Day

On World Tourism Day, the United Nations underscored the potential of sustainable tourism to advance economic, social, environmental and cultural sustainable development.

Industrialization can drive growth, sustainable development in Africa, stress UN officials

While much of Africa has achieved impressive economic growth, United Nations officials today encouraged countries on the continent to take further action to advance inclusive and sustainable industrial development.

Put people before profits, UN urges in annual trade report

Noting that the world economy in 2017 “is picking up but not taking off,” a new United Nations trade and development report has cautioned against fiscal austerity and harnessing finance to support job creation and infrastructure investment.

South-South cooperation key to overcoming inequalities, says UN deputy chief

Underscoring the importance of South-South cooperation, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed today urged sustained commitment to mutually beneficial approaches that will ensure shared prosperity and make sustainable development a reality.

Global food prices fall in August as cereal output heads for record high – UN

Global food prices dipped in August, mainly as the prospect of bumper cereal harvests pushed up expectations for larger grain inventories, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today.

Food prices surge in July; UN agriculture agency cites cereals, sugar and dairy as main drivers

Driven mainly by higher cereal, sugar and dairy quotations, global food prices rose for the third consecutive month in July, according to the United Nations agriculture agency.

Monthly global food price index up 1.4 per cent; cereal stocks set to hit new record, says UN agency

Rising prices of cereals, meat and dairy products have pushed the global food price index up by 1.4 per cent compared to last month and 7.0 per cent compared to last year, the United Nations agriculture agency has said.

Turning national pledges into action crucial in fight against hunger, stresses head of UN agency

Highlighting that the number of people going hungry across the world has increased since 2015, threatening to undo years of progress, the head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today called for translating commitments into action at the national level.