Economic development

‘Wind blowing in the direction of peace’ in Africa: UN Secretary-General

Recent developments in Africa indicate that the continent is increasingly moving in the “direction of peace” and enhanced security, the United Nations Secretary-General told journalists in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Monday.

WHO announces $350 billion ‘reward’ for tackling chronic killers

Eight million lives or more could be saved between now and 2030 if the planet’s poorest countries spent a little over $1 dollar a day per person to combat chronic diseases, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

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Breaking chains of commodity dependence in developing countries

Countries that are rich in raw materials have the means to bring prosperity to everyone, but only if they take steps to tackle their “commodity dependence”, says UNCTAD's Yanchun Zhang ahead of next week's Global Commodities Forum 2018 in Geneva.

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Upswing in global growth won’t last forever; IMF says world must prepare now for leaner times ahead

While the world economy continues to show broad-based momentum, a new report released Tuesday by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is warning that there may be choppy seas ahead, caused by increasing protectionism or tit-for-tat trade wars.

News in Brief 29 January 2018

Accessing food in war zones, continuing to “deteriorate”

The ability to find food in the world’s war zones continues to “deteriorate”, meaning that humanitarian efforts are “extremely critical”.

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Least developed countries make progress in mobile internet access

A new report released on Wednesday by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), states that the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are recording impressive progress towards increasing access to information and communication technologies.

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News In Brief 22 January 2018

  • “Dignity is Priceless” global campaign launches for Palestine Refugees
  • Unemployment stabilizes through recovery, but 192 million still jobless
  • Nearly 3 billion needed to tackle multiple crises in war-torn Yemen
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Ancient Somali cave art “enormous” potential for future tourism

Ancient rock shelters that are home to some of the oldest cave paintings in Africa, have “enormous” potential to help bring thousands more tourists to Somalia and ‘Somaliland’.

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News in Brief 27 December 2017

UN chief welcomes conduct of second round of presidential election in Liberia

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the peaceful conduct of the second round of the presidential election in Liberia.

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UN Daily News Programme 20 December 2017

Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Dianne Penn and Vibhu Mishra.

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