Development
New York: Despite the improved economic growth, risks to the economic outlook are rising, the United Nations economic and social affairs chief said on Thursday, warning against “increasingly unilateral trade measures” that are challenging the multilateral trading system. more
UN chief welcomes new push by El Salvador’s political parties to begin fresh dialogue

New York: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the decision announced on Wednesday by El Salvador’s political parties to set up a new “negotia ...

UN-African Union partnership ‘not a choice but a necessity’, Security Council hears

New York: A stronger partnership between the United Nations and the African Union is “not a choice but a necessity” in tackling today’s complex peace and security challe ...

UN experts urge Ukraine to stop ‘systematic persecution’ of Roma minority

New York: Ukraine must take immediate action to stop what amounts to a “systematic persecution” of the country’s Roma minority, who have been targeted in a series of vio ...

Somalia is opening a 'new chapter of its history' declares UN political affairs chief as forum ends with renewed commitments

New York: A high-level gathering of representatives from the Somali government and the international community, including the United Nations, ended in Brussels today with renewed commitme ...

In West Africa and the Sahel, signs of democratic progress amid continued ‘devastating’ violence: UN

New York: There have been “positive developments” when it comes to democratization across the vast West Africa and Sahel region, but that has been “competing with the vo ...

‘Unlock full power of business’ to achieve Global Goals, UN deputy chief tells forum

New York: Businesses can contribute in important ways to the realization of a world free of poverty and hunger by 2030, including through job creation, technological innovation and the pr ...

At Partnership Forum, UN officials highlights need for continued support for Somalia

New York, July 17: Speaking at the first day of the Somalia Partnership Forum in Brussels on Monday, senior United Nations officials commended the country’s government for its effor ...

Dress the world in wood, UN says in its ‘Forests for Fashion’ initiative

New York: The fashion industry is valued upward of 2.5 trillion dollars, and employs some 75 million people globally – so it makes good sense to shift textile production from fossil ...

Sand and dust storms, a 'human well-being' issue, says high level panel

New York, July 17: From higher morbidity and mortality rates to reduced economic growth, the impact of sand and dust storms can be major, especially for lower-income nations and vulnerabl ...