Economic development

ILO and partners work to improve garment factory conditions in Bangladesh

The ready-made garment sector is a driver of Bangladesh’s economy, responsible for nearly $20 million in exports, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO).

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World leaders discuss nuclear disarmament

World leaders gathered in New York for the annual session of the General Assembly discussed nuclear disarmament on Thursday.

The meeting is part of ongoing efforts to have peace and security in a world without nuclear weapons.

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“Being poor is not being stupid” – President of Malawi

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Malawi could have been achieved if the economy had not been mismanaged, according to the President of Malawi.

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World leaders review progress in meeting anti-poverty goals

As world leaders continued the annual session of the General Assembly on Wednesday, they reviewed progress made in meeting the Millennium Development Goals or MDGs they set in the year 2000.

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Grow more food at less cost to environment, urges UN trade agency

Rich and poor nations are being urged to diversify their crops and boost support to small farmers, according to a new report launched by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

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UNCTAD says domestic and regional markets are key to faster economic growth

UNCTAD Trade and Development Report 2013.

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Food waste hurts both the economy and the environment: FAO

The waste of a staggering 1.3 billion tonnes of food per year is not only having an economic impact, it also harms the natural resources that humanity relies upon to feed itself, says a new report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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UN fund supports efforts to revitalise millet production in India

Malliga eating millet dish with her family [Adapted from UNIFEED][/caption]Late last month, India’s parliament passed a food security bill which will guarantee subsidized food to the country’s poorest people.

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Liberalization boosts growth in Myanmar

Myanmar has made impressive strides in opening and liberalizing the economy, boosting growth and the economic outlook, but the formerly isolated country still faces some challenges, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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Seventy-five per cent of people worldwide have no access to ICTs

UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi.

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