United Nations - Economic Development

Against a background of serious warnings against the effects of climate change, World Meteorological Day this year celebrates the crucial role played by the sun in powering all life on...
The sun’s impact on Earth and weather celebrated, as planet marks World Meteorological Day
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The Second High-Level UN Conference on South-South Cooperation, known as BAPA+40, concluded on Friday in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with a political declaration agreed by more than 160 Member States renewing...
UN conference agrees better ways for Global South countries to work together on sustainable development
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The UN drew attention to the vital role that forests play in addressing some of the world’s greatest environmental challenges on Thursday, and the importance of tackling the issues that...
Education critical to ensure future of forests, and reverse their destruction
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Dire conditions persist in vast areas of southern Africa affected by Cyclone Idai as heavy rain continues to cause “massive destruction”, the UN said on Thursday, while aid teams scale...
Idai disaster: Stranded victims still need rescue from heavy rains as UN scales up response
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The Fall Armyworm pest is continuing to sweep across the globe, having moved eastwards from their native Americas, onto Africa, before arriving in Asia only last summer, where they now threaten...
‘Growing alarm’ over Fall Armyworm advance, with cash crops ‘under attack’ across Asia
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South-South cooperation is key to the world’s sustainable development and the fight against global warming said the United Nations Secretary-General on Wednesday, as the opening session of the Second UN Conference on South-South Cooperation...
Global South cooperation ‘vital’ to climate change fight, development, Guterres tells historic Buenos Aires summit
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When countries of the Global South forged an historic technical cooperation deal among themselves 40 years ago, digital technology was a thing of the future, but developing nations have come a long...
UN launches ‘South-South Galaxy’ knowledge-sharing platform in Buenos Aires
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This week in Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires, over one thousand people, including high level government delegations and representatives from the private sector and civil society, will gather for the Second...
What is ‘South-South cooperation’ and why does it matter?
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The UN Special Representative in Afghanistan, Tadamichi Yamamoto, hailed on-going efforts made towards peace and the engagement of women and youth across the country, but warned the Security Council on...
Despite progress towards peace, Afghanistan facing ‘daunting challenges’ ahead of presidential vote
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The ongoing conflict in Yemen has had a devastating impact on the Gulf country and while UN agencies continue to meet the immediate humanitarian needs of the Yemeni people, at...
FROM THE FIELD: Rebuilding Yemen’s future from the ground up
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