Economy
New York, Dec 20 (JEN): Developing Asia-Pacific countries will face another year of subpar growth in 2014 due to slow recovery, policy uncertainty and protectionism in developed countries, marking the first time in two decades that their economies have grown at less than 6 per cent annually over a three-year period, according to a United Nations forecast released Thursday. more
UN seeks policy coordination for global economy

New York, Dec 19 (JEN): The global economy is expected to continue to grow over the next two years, the United Nations Wednesday reported, but stronger international policy coordination is ...

UN warns of looming food crisis in CAR

New York, Dec 17 (JEN): The Central African Republic (CAR), wracked by conflict that has killed thousands of people and driven more than half a million from their homes over the past year, ...

Global tourism fueling economic recovery: UN

New York, Dec 13 (JEN): International tourism rose five per cent in the first nine months of the year to reach a record 845 million worldwide, new figures out Thursday from the United Nation ...

Increased resources vital for mountain farmers: UN

New York, Dec 12 (JEN): With mountains providing freshwater to half the world's population mainly thanks to the water and soil management practiced by millions of mountain farmers, the Unit ...

Pakistani economist to head UN ESCAP

New York, Dec 11 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed seasoned economist Shamshad Akhtar of Pakistan as the new head of the United Nations Economic and Social C ...

Urban inequity presents new development challenges: UN

New York, Dec 10 (JEN): Sustainable cities are an aspiration as the number of slum dwellers continues to rise and the rate of urbanization skyrockets, a senior United Nations official Monday ...

World need 70 per cent more food: UN

New York, Dec 4 (jen): The world will need 70 per cent more food, as measured by calories, to feed a global population of 9.6 billion in 2050, and must achieve this through improvements in ...

UN urges WTO to address food security needs

New York, Dec 3 (JEN): A United Nations independent rights expert called Monday for policy changes that will allow developing countries the freedom to use their reserves to help secure the ...

UN seeks sustainable industrial development

New York, Dec 3 (JEN): The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Monday adopted a new road map which charts the agency’s priorities for the coming years and emph ...