Czech leader warns UN against greater regulation in wake of global economic crisis

More extensive government regulation would not prevent a recurrence of the financial crisis that has struck the world over the past year, the leader of the Czech Republic told the General Assembly today, urging policy-makers to be cautious about increasing global governance of the economy.

No end in sight to economic crisis for hard-hit developing world – UN report

The global economic crisis continues to push millions of the world’s most vulnerable people into poverty, hunger and early death, a new United Nations report warns, stressing that “green shoots” of recovery are not being felt by the poor in the developing world.

European and United States forestry sector hit hard by global recession – UN

The current economic crisis has pushed the European and the United States forestry sector into an even larger slump, according to a new United Nations study.

UN financial summit ‘first step’ on new path towards solidarity – Assembly President

The high-level United Nations meeting on the global economic crisis has culminated in the approval of an outcome document that represents the first step in a long process of putting the world on a new path towards solidarity, stability and sustainability, the President of the General Assembly said today.

High-level officials to convene at UN to tackle global economic crisis

A major high-level United Nations gathering aimed at tackling the global economic meltdown and its effects on the developing world is set to kick off on Wednesday at the world body’s Headquarters in New York.

Ban urges coordinated global response to food, poverty, climate crises

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for a “closely coordinated” response to the interconnected crises of food insecurity, extreme poverty and climate change that are being “exacerbated by global financial and economic turmoil of unprecedented proportions.”