New UN report offers cautiously optimistic prognosis for Africa's economy

frica grew faster than any other developing region in 2001, reflecting better macroeconomic management, strong agricultural production, and the end to conflicts in several countries, according to a new United Nations report.

Slow global economic recovery predicted after last year's sharp downturn - UN report

The global economy is likely to see a slow recovery following last year's sharp downturn, with growth uneven in different countries across the world, according to a new report released today at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

ILO reports 'dire' economic, social crisis in Israeli-occupied territories

Warning of a "socio-economic meltdown" in the occupied territories, the International Labour Organization (ILO) today called on Israel to ease movement restrictions on Palestinians and urged the world community to support a dialogue between the two sides.

UN, World Bank officials alarmed by 'deconstruction' of Palestinian economy

Voicing grave concern over the escalating conflict in the Middle East, two senior United Nations and World Bank officials in the region today called for the protection of civilians on both sides and urged Israel to lift the closure of the Palestinian territory, which they said had endangered the people's livelihoods and engendered a sense of hopelessness and desperation.