Global recession threatens African development, Ban says

Africa’s relative isolation from capital markets has not shielded it from the effects of the global economic turmoil, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, cautioning that development progress on the continent is in jeopardy.

Global cooperation key to boosting public health – UN Economic and Social Council

A high-level United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) gathering wrapped up today with a call for global cooperation to tackle public health challenges in the face of interrelated food, economic and climate crises which are stalling efforts to reach development targets.

Economic and food crises threaten recent development gains – UN report

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on rich and poor nations to boost efforts to fight poverty and hunger after a new United Nations report shows that recent advances are being threatened by the global economic and food crises.