Economic development

Study finds BRICS countries increasingly investing in Africa

The five countries collectively known as the BRICS continue to rise in global influence, according to a study released this week by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

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Indonesia: A chance for chocolate

It's Easter - a time when Americans buy more than 30 million kilograms of chocolate! But will chocoholics always be able to get their fix?

Cocoa supplies are dwindling and it's predicted that by 2020, chocolate companies will be short of one million tons of cocoa.

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Peacebuilding Commission official says Liberia “should not be forgotten”

As Liberia continues to take steps to consolidate peace following the end of civil war a decade ago, a senior official with the UN Peacebuilding Commission is urging the international community not to forget about the country.

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Special Representative updates Security Council on Haiti

The key objectives for strengthening Haiti and making it stable were outlined in a plan to the UN Security Council on Wednesday. 

Gerry Adams has the story.

Duration: 3'15'

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“Reducing disasters is the same today as managing climate risks” says Margareta Wahlström

The Special Representative of UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction says “80% of all disasters, at least, are caused by weather in its different forms and shapes”.

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The rise of the South is at centre of Human Development Report

The 2013 Human Development Report – "The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World" – was launched in Mexico City on Thursday by President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico and UNDP Administrator Helen Clark.

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Human Development Report focuses on the rise of the South

China overtook Japan as the world’s second largest economy in 2010.

It’s just one indication of a trend the UN Human Development Report 2013 is following – that developing countries are becoming leading actors on the world stage.

Gerry Adams reports.

Duration: 2'29"

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FAO working to make sure that hunger is eradicated

“The world produces enough food and has resources to produce more”, says a senior official of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), in Rome.

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Registered Syrian refugees reach one million mark

One million and rising – that’s the number of Syrians either registered as refugees or being assisted as such, says the UN Refugee Agency, (UNHCR).

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