financing for development

ADDIS: UN conference opens with call for 'reboot' of development finance

At a critical moment in what the United Nations has dubbed “a year for global action,” the Third International Conference on Financing for Development kicked off today in the Ethiopian capital with calls to ensure the necessary resources to improve people's lives while protecting the planet.

ADDIS: strong partnerships needed to turn billions into trillions for sustainable development

Achieve the future sustainable development agenda and the goal of ending extreme poverty will require strong and creative partnerships to turn billions in official assistance into trillions in investments, the President of the World Bank Group stressed today at an event on the sidelines of the United Nations conference on financing for development.

ADDIS: UN and partners launch key financing platform to end maternal, child mortality

The United Nations and its partners today launched a new initiative to help end maternal and child mortality by 2030, as they gathered in Addis Ababa for the Third International Conference on Financing for Development.

All countries need to bring ideas on poverty, says ITC chief

As world leaders gather in Ethiopia to decide how to eliminate global poverty, one UN agency chief says all countries need to come with their own suggestions on how to do it.

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ADDIS: UN chief hails key role of civil society in financing future development agenda

As Member States press on with efforts to reach agreement on a plan to secure the necessary financing for sustainable development, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today told civil society organizations gathered in Addis Ababa that their role is vital in keeping governments accountable and ensuring that the voices of billions around the world are heard.

US$267bn needed to eradicate world hunger

An estimated US$267 billion dollars a year is needed to eradicate world hunger by 2030 according to a report released by the UN’s Rome-based food agencies.

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US$100bn cost of beating malaria

Malaria can be beaten in the next 15 years but it’s going to take US$100 billion to do it, UN health partners said Friday.

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Targeted investment in women needed to break gender inequality

Investments which target the development of women and girls around the world are needed to break gender inequality and discrimination, according to the UN agency with deals with gender issues.

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Adequate, targeted financing key to people-centred sustainable development – UN official

In 2002, the global community came together in Monterrey, Mexico, to address key financial issues affecting global development. The International Conference on Financing for Development, the first United Nations gathering of its kind, resulted in a landmark global agreement in which developed and developing countries recognized their responsibilities in key areas such as trade, aid, debt relief and institution-building.

Diasporas have important role to play in fostering development, says Assembly President

The President of the General Assembly today highlighted the important economic contributions of diasporas and stressed the need to help them achieve their full potential.