economy

Local farm production in Latin America can create “virtuous cycle”

The local production of food in Latin America can create a “virtuous cycle” which will benefit farmers, the economy and help fight obesity in children; that’s according to the head of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) at a rec

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UN and Africa: focus on faith groups, youth potential and Tanzania economy

Faith groups fighting terrorist ideology need more empowerment

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UN and Africa: focus on African migrants, Darfur and Ghana

African migrants reportedly forcibly recruited into Yemen war

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World should prepare for increased migration

The World should prepare for an overall increase in the number of people who are migrating away from home.

That’s one of the key findings in a UN report published on Tuesday.

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Economic growth to accelerate in Africa but challenges remain

Economic growth in Africa is expected to accelerate to 4.2 per cent in 2016 following a disappointing performance last year.

Overall global growth is forecast at just under 3 per cent.

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World Bank downgrades global growth in 2016; cites slowdown in major emerging economies

Global growth disappointed again in 2015 – slowing to 2.4 per cent – and is expected to recover at a slower pace than previously envisioned, the World Bank Group said today in a new report, which also warned that a broad-based slowdown across developing countries could pose a threat to hard-won gains in raising people out of poverty.

World economic growth falls below last forecast, only modest improvement foreseen – UN

The world economy has fallen below forecasts of even six months ago and will grow only modestly over the next two years due to “cyclical and structural headwinds,” including low commodity prices and stagnant investment, the United Nations reported today, urging steps to ensure stronger growth.

Development in the Sahel is slowing

The development of countries in the Sahel region is slowing due to radicalization, youth unemployment and the lack of participation by women in politics and the economy.

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Syria refugees in Lebanon caught in debt cycle

Nearly 90 per cent of the over one million Syrian refugees in Lebanon are caught in a vicious debt cycle, according to the UN.

The almost five-year-long civil war in Syria has driven millions of people to find refuge in neighbouring countries like Lebanon.

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“Climate irresponsibility” could wreck economic growth

“Climate irresponsibility” could undermine economic growth, but there’s still time to act.

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