Young people looking to become “the next billionaire” are being encouraged to consider a career in agriculture.
Over 6.5 million people in Malawi in need of emergency food aid
10,000 Kenyan female entrepreneurs connected to global market
With half of the world’s population under 25 years old, it is crucial that young people have a say in global trade and development issues.
That message comes from the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth.
Developing countries could have received approximately US$2 trillion in aid over the past 14 years if their wealthier counterparts had honoured commitments on overseas development assistance.
Investment-related tax evasion cost the world’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs) approximately US$100 billion in 2014, according to the UN trade body, UNCTAD.
Tax avoidance by multinational companies is “crippling” poorer countries’ economies, and stopping it would help sustainable development significantly, the UN said Monday.
The Asia-Pacific region is an economic powerhouse but urgently needs to rethink its economic strategy if it’s to stay that way, UN experts said Thursday.
Online commerce is a relatively young industry and yet it is already worth more than US$ 16 trillion globally.
It could also be a major boost for least-developed countries, if handled correctly, UN experts believe.
The global goals agenda, also known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), is widely seen as extremely ambitious, far more so than its predecessor, the Millennium Development Goals.