Economy
New York, Oct 14 (JEN) With some 805 million people still chronically undernourished in the world, a United Nations committee focusing on food security opened its current session in Rome on Monday with the stated goal of adopting a set of principles for responsible investment in agriculture and food syste more
UN's fiscal health depends on Member States meeting obligations, senior official reports

New York, Oct 10 (JEN) With its limited cash reserves, the financial health of the United Nations is “totally dependent” on how quickly and how much Member States pay towards Org ...

Good harvests, abundant inventory continue to drive international food prices down – UN

New York, Oct 10 (JEN) Food markets are more stable and prices for most agricultural commodities are sharply lower than they have been in recent years, according to the latest edition of th ...

Global economy to lose billions without action to stop ocean acidification, UN report warns

New York, Oct 9 (JEN) The global economy could be losing as much as $1 trillion annually by the end of the century if countries do not take urgent steps to stop ocean acidification, says a ...

As development goals near deadline, UN chief urges global leaders to 'finish the job'

New York, Sept 25 (JEN) Great gains have been made in the global effort to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, known worldwide as the “MDGs,” but with the deadline fast app ...

At UN Assembly, Brazilian president calls for global economic rebound

New York, Sept 24 (JEN) Highlighting her own country’s success in slashing extreme poverty, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday used her role as first national leader to a ...

Financial sector to help mobilize $200 billion to fight climate change in developing countries

New York, Sept 24 (JEN) Governments, investors and financial institutions on Tuesday pledged to mobilize $200 billion by the end of next year for low-carbon programmes in developing countr ...

Oil, gas industry launches ‘immediate-impact’ plan to slash global warming emissions

New York, Sept 24 (JEN) Multinational oil and gas companies, major producing States and over two dozen cities on Tuesday joined forces to slash methane emissions in a partnership that can h ...

UN underscores importance of good urban planning for sustainable development

New York, Sept 18 (JEN) With more than two-thirds of humanity expected to live in cities by the middle of this century, strong, well-planned urbanization is vital for development, Secretary- ...

Economic growth possible even while tackling climate change, UN-backed report finds

New York, Sept 17 (JEN) Just one week before a major climate summit opens at the United Nations, a new report released on Tuesday by a commission of global leaders argues that major structu ...