Economy
New York, Apr 17(Just Earth News): A United Nations commission overseeing plant health has adopted a new global standard to ensure that international trade in plants and seeds – vital to feed the world's population – is free from agricultural pests and disease-causing bugs. more
Global trade to expand by 2.4 per cent in 2017 amid ‘deep’ geopolitical, economic uncertainty – WTO

New York, Apr 12(Just Earth News): While forecasting that growth in the volume of global merchandise trade is expected to rebound this year from its weak performance in 2016, the World Trade ...

National policies can offset impact of joblessness caused by market competition – UN partner report

New York, Apr 11(Just Earth News): Trade and trade-related policies have a role to play not just in promoting growth and prosperity, but helping share that prosperity more widely, United Nat ...

Cost of renewables fell in 2017, lowering global investment in clean energy – UN

New York, Apr 7(Just Earth News): The world added record levels of renewable energy capacity in 2017, even as investment in clean energy fell, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) ...

UN General Assembly creates International Day for small, medium-sized enterprises

New York, Apr 7(Just Earth News): Recognizing the importance of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises in achieving the new global development goals, the United Nations General Assembly ...

Smarter use of natural resources can inject $2 trillion into global economy by 2015 -UN

New York, Mar 18 (Just Earth News): The United Nations has found that smarter and more efficient use of the world's natural resources on Friday can yield an "environmental win-win' by inject ...

Financial speculation led to unsustainable global housing crisis, UN expert says

New York, Mar 3 (Just Earth News): The world's money markets have priced people out of cities, a United Nations independent expert has said, blaming financial markets and speculators for tre ...

Ground-breaking UN-supported digital tool to enhance green finance

New York, Jan 21 (Just Earth News): The United Nations environment agency and a the leading Chinese online financial service provider on Friday rolled out an innovative programme at the Worl ...

Modest economic growth not an indication of revived global demand – UN report

New York, Jan 18 (Just Earth News): A modest global recovery is projected for 2017-18 should be seen as more of an indication of economic stabilization than a signal of a robust and sustaine ...

Just 8 men own same wealth as half the world, says Oxfam

New York, Jan 16 (Just Earth News): Eight men own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity, according to a new report published by Oxfam on Monday t ...