economy

Somalia Partnership Forum puts politics, security and the economy firmly on the agenda

Somali politics, security and the economy, will all be on the agenda next week at an international meeting in Brussels where the Somali Government and its partners will be looking for ways to enhance peace and development across the Horn of Africa country.

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News In Brief 30 April 2018

  • ‘No justification whatsoever’ for deadly Afghanistan blasts: UN envoy
  • Informal economy employs two billion: ILO report
  • Saint Petersburg celebrates all that jazz on International Day
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UN Gender Focus: parental leave in Norway, space for women, women’s economic empowerment in Ghana

Parental leave is smart for the economy and helps change minds

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Diversifying economies reduces dependence: Tanzania bank chief

Youth and rural populations in Tanzania are looking to increase their access to financial services, according to Bank of Tanzania Governor Benno Ndulu.

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Economically empowered women essential for stronger economies: ITC

Increasing women’s participation in global trade will lead to better development outcomes for families and communities.

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News in Brief 12 April 2017 (AM)

World trade expected to rebound this year, according to WTO forecast

World trade is expected to rebound and grow during this year and next, but only if the global economy recovers as expected.

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Women’s economic empowerment a faster route to ending poverty: ITC

At a time when women’s rights are coming under fire in some parts of the world, it is important that the UN sends the message that women’s economic empowerment matters.

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World Bank sees ‘moderate’ pick up for global economy in 2017 despite weak investment

Global economic growth is forecast to accelerate moderately to 2.7 per cent in 2017 after a post-crisis low last year, the World Bank said in a report released today.

UN and Africa Special: Sub-Saharan Africa

In this week’s special programme during the holiday season: the International Monetary Fund or IMF, looks at what a drought, earthquake or pandemic can do to economies in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Accelerating gender equality in Africa

Gender inequality in the labour market cost sub-Saharan African countries more than US$90 billion annually between 2010 and 2014.

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