Economic development

Erratic weather and locust invasion trigger food crisis in Madagascar

Poor harvest, bad weather and a locust invasion in Madagascar have caused serious food shortages.

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World needs new, innovative financing strategies to drive development

New and innovative sources of funding are needed to supplement decreasing official development assistance (ODA) to developing countries.

That’s the conclusion made by delegates attending a two day High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development.

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Ahead of World Habitat Day, experts discuss building storm-resistant cities

In recent weeks and months, cities around the world have been hit with extreme weather conditions.

Severe storms have struck both coasts of Mexico. Typhoons have caused widespread flooding in Asia.

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Small Island Developing States ask for review of their “Middle Income Status”

Some small Island Developing States (SIDS) feel stuck since they made the transition from Low Income to Middle Income Status.

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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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