Economy
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 United Nations Wednesday called for increased resources and secure land tenure for this crucial sector. more
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 ...

UN seeks audit of Argentina’s foreign debt

New York, Nov 30 (JEN): A United Nations independent expert Friday urged authorities in Argentina to undertake an audit of its external debt to improve transparency, and to intensify effort ...

China's path to green economy fraught with challenges: UN

New York, Nov 28 (JEN): China is facing significant environmental and social challenges that must be addressed if it is to achieve its sustainable development goals, according to a joint re ...

Philippines: UN programme to resuscitate economy

New York, Nov 26 (JEN) As part of its relief response to the massive devastation in the Philippines from Typhoon Haiyan, the United Nations has launched a cash-for-work programme that will e ...

FAO backs forest producer groups

New York, Nov 26 (JEN) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is urging policy-makers to strengthen forest producer organizations as a way to help reduce poverty, improve ...