Venezuelans ‘teetering on the brink of survival’ warn UN human rights experts

United Nations independent experts demanded on Wednesday that the Venezuelan Government take concrete actions to tackle the devastating impact on basic human rights of the country’s economic crisis.

News in Brief 25 September 2019

  • Lawlessness and impunity, as clashes continue in Libya
  • Earth’s oceans and frozen spaces paying price for ‘taking the heat of global warming’
  • Global green ‘New Deal’ needed, to achieve SDGs by 2030
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On International Day, UN promotes cooperative solutions for social inclusion

Cooperatives help to build inclusive economies and societies, and can help to eliminate poverty and reach the other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the head of the United Nations labour agency today said, marking the International Day of Cooperatives.

World Bank sees improving global economy despite 'substantial' risks

Thanks to a pickup in manufacturing and trade, the global economy is recovering, but weak productivity and investment growth threaten long-term prospects in developing economies, the World Bank reported.

UN officials spotlight need to move from commitments to results on Global Goals

Every country must accelerate the implementation pace of the 'ambitious and transformative' development agenda adopted by United Nations Member States nearly one year ago, by boosting efforts to overcome persistent challenges, new obstacles and unforeseen setbacks in today's turbulent world, the UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson today declared.

“Economic and political empowerment” of women essential in Zimbabwe

The “economic and political empowerment” of women in Zimbabwe is essential for the development of the southern African country according to the UN’s most senior representative there.

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In Russia, Ban spotlights leadership and shared input in advancing global commitments

Participating in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted the importance of translating the various landmark agreements made by the international community during the past year into action as soon as possible.

Weak world economic growth lingers, with only modest improvement seen – UN

With little prospects for a turnaround in 2016, growth in the world economy remains weak, posing a challenge to the implementation of development targets, a new United Nations report released today has found.

African economies can benefit from youth employment

Young people can contribute enormously to peace and development in African countries.

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Trillions needed for new development agenda

Trillions of dollars may be needed to finance a new global development agenda, a senior UN official has said.

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