sustainable development

Lift in global economy prompts opportunities to tackle deep-rooted development issues – UN

A three per cent upturn in the global economy has paved the way to readjust policy towards longer-term issues, such as addressing climate change, tackling existing inequalities and removing institutional obstacles to development, according to a new United Nations report on global economic prospects.

China tops patent, trademark and design filings in 2016 – UN agency reports

Worldwide filings for patents, trademarks and industrial designs reached record heights in 2016 amid soaring demand in China, which received more patent applications than the combined total of applications received by the United States, Japan, the Republic of Korea and the European Patent Office, the United Nations intellectual property agency said Wednesday.

Use fiscal stability to bolster inclusive, sustainable development in Asia-Pacific, UN report urges

Countries in the Asia-Pacific region should make the most of the prevailing stable economic conditions to orient their economies towards a more socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable path, the United Nations development wing in the region has urged.

Young students getting better at reading, finds international study

Reading literacy levels are on the rise across the globe, giving young students a set of strong skills to serve them in their futures as well as contributing to the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular those related to inclusive and quality education.

Antalya: South-South Development Expo closes with strengthened cooperation to achieve Global Goals

The Global South-South Development Expo (GSSD) wrapped up on Thursday in Antalya, Turkey, with delegations from dozens of countries, key international organizations, and United Nations agencies reaffirming their commitment to strengthening partnerships and cooperation agreements to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Four billion people have no social security protection - UN labour agency

More than half of the global population – some four billion people – have no social security protection, UN labour experts said on Wednesday.

Antalya: South-South cooperation can spur great humanitarian, development impact – UN relief official

With actors from the Global South increasingly among the frontline responders in fragile and protracted crises, fully leveraging the comparative advantage of South-South cooperation has the potential to have great humanitarian and development impact, a senior United National relief official said Wednesday.

Antalya: South-South cooperation offers major opportunities to support vulnerable countries – UN official

As the most vulnerable countries continue to face serious development challenges, South-South cooperation offers enormous opportunities and potential to effectively support them in accelerating progress on implementing globally agreed goals, a senior United Nations official has said.

Antalya: UN launches new initiative to empower and train young leaders in Global South

A new UN partnership that will empower young leaders in the global South to become agents of change was launched Tuesday during the Global South-South Development Expo 2017 in Antalya, Turkey.

Partnerships ‘the only way’ to tackle global challenges, says UN industrial development chief

The Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization’s (UNIDO) was reappointed for a second term on Monday as the 17th UNIDO General Conference opened in Vienna, Austria.