Economy
New York, Feb 23 (JEN): Agriculture will continue to generate employment in Africa over the coming decades, but businesses around farming, including processing, packaging, transportation, distribution, marketing and financial services, could also create jobs for young people, especially those in rural areas, a senior United Nations official said Thursday. more
Efficient national tax systems critical for sustainable development and inclusive growth, urge UN, partners

New York, Feb Countries need to strengthen the effectiveness of their tax regimes to unleash much-needed domestic resources to ensure the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals ...

Emergency in Maldives can spell disaster for its booming tourism industry

Male: With its turquoise sea and white sand beaches, Maldives is a magnet for tourism. The island nation derives much of its fund from the tourism sector. However, with the present emerge ...

Cereal prices remain stable, dairy and sugar values dip – UN

New York, Feb 3 (JEN): Global food prices have remained largely unchanged since December 2017, with January prices stable for cereals and vegetable oils; weaker for dairy and sugar values ...

Canada: Sixth round of NAFTA talks ended with a 'progress'

Montreal: The sixth round of North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)  ended in Montreal on Monday with a little 'progress', media reports said.

Bridging gap between relief and development can meet immediate needs, lessen vulnerability – UN chief

New York, Jan 29 (JEN): A surge in conflict-induced needs in Africa and the Middle East, coupled with an increase in climate shocks that pummel the most vulnerable everywhere, have given ...

Unemployment to remain high, quality jobs harder to find in 2018 – UN labour agency

New York, Jan 23 (JEN): While the global economy has kept up modest growth, the total number of unemployed people will likely remain high in 2018 – at above 192 million – and ...

Improved economic conditions boost air-traveller numbers worldwide – UN agency

New York, Jan 19 (JEN):A record 4.1 billion passengers took to the skies in 2017 onboard some 37 million scheduled flights globally, the United Nations civil aviation agency reported Thur ...

Is Venezuela the new body modification hub?

Caracas: Hit by several economic woes may have its affects, but for a certain sector in Venezuela, it's working wonders.

UN forum sees ‘moderate’ recovery for Latin American and Caribbean economies in 2018

New York, Dec 14(Just Earth News): New economic projections for Latin America and the Caribbean show moderate recovery in 2018 and growth the following year – with favoured expansio ...