financing for development

Supporting “pro-poor” investments in agriculture

Policies that support small-scale farmers must also be part of the global push for sustainable development that benefits all people and the planet, the UN food agency has argued.

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ADDIS: Islamic finance should be utilized to fund sustainable development, UN conference told

Islamic finance offers a promising alternative to traditional sources of funding and should be utilized to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that countries will adopt in September, participants at the Third International Conference on Financing Development were told.

Investing in youth “smartest investment”

Never before have there been so many young people on the planet: nearly two billion, according to the United Nations.

But while young people represent one-quarter of the working age population, worldwide they make up 40 per cent of the unemployed.

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ADDIS: Africa's economic transformation in focus at UN development financing conference

A lack of industrialization puts Africa's long-term growth at risk, a senior United Nations official said today, as participants at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development discussed the economic transformation of the continent.

ADDIS: successful outcome at UN financing conference vital for future development agenda – Ban

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed that a successful outcome at the United Nations financing conference in Ethiopia is vital for the future sustainable development agenda and could shape international cooperation for years to come, as negotiations on the draft text entered its final stages.

ADDIS: UN negotiations resume on financing framework to advance global development

Negotiations on a comprehensive financing framework for sustainable development resumed today in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where Member States have gathered for a United Nations conference aimed at securing the resources necessary for the well-being of all people and the health of the planet.

ADDIS: important financing roles of private investment, business highlighted at UN conference

In Addis Ababa, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today underscored the crucial financing role of the business sector in ensuring the necessary resources for people-centred sustainable development.

Ethiopia conference marks new era in global cooperation

Heads of state meeting in Ethiopia this week are not only looking at ways to finance a more equitable future for all people.

They’re also initiating the start of a new era for cooperation and global partnership, according to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

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End “quick-fix thinking” on catastrophes, says disaster chief

Failing to protect against catastrophes is putting an unnecessary brake on development, the head of UN disaster risk reduction agency (UNISDR) said Monday.

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Africa looking for self-funding blueprint

Africa should be looking at finding a blueprint to become economically independent and to be able to fund its own development projects; that’s according to the Deputy Minister of Finance of Zambia.

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