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14 сентября, 08:00

Put people before profits, UN urges in annual trade report

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Noting that the world economy in 2017 “is picking up but not taking off,” a new United Nations trade and development report has cautioned against fiscal austerity and harnessing finance to support job creation and infrastructure investment.

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13 сентября, 01:27

South-South cooperation key to overcoming inequalities, says UN deputy chief

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Underscoring the importance of South-South cooperation, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed today urged sustained commitment to mutually beneficial approaches that will ensure shared prosperity and make sustainable development a reality.

13 сентября, 01:11

UN trade report highlights impact of loss of land and resources to Palestinian economy

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Agricultural output in the Occupied Palestinian Territory decreased by 11 per cent and the sector’s gross domestic product (GDP) share fell 0.5 per cent between 2015 and 2016 on the back of sparse utilization of cultivatable land, lack of irrigation and a ban on the import of suitable fertilizers by Israel, according to a report released by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

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08 сентября, 08:00

Hasten efforts to achieve sustainable global goals, urges deputy UN chief

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Noting the efforts being undertaken around the globe to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed called for picking up the pace to ensure that the 2030 deadline is met.

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07 сентября, 08:00

Global food prices fall in August as cereal output heads for record high – UN

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Global food prices dipped in August, mainly as the prospect of bumper cereal harvests pushed up expectations for larger grain inventories, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today.

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05 сентября, 08:00

'New Urban Agenda,' reform of UN-Habitat take spotlight at high-level General Assembly talks

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The United Nations deputy chief today said that the Organization is failing to deliver sufficiently in cities, and its work in and on urban areas must be reinvigorated, as the General Assembly kicked off a high-level meeting on a new UN approach to our rapidly urbanizing world.

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30 августа, 08:00

UN agriculture chief says Uganda 'leading example' of sustainable refugee response

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The head of the United Nations agriculture agency today called for greater funding for a sustainable response to the refugee crisis in Uganda, as he concluded a visit to the country's north hosting those crossing the border for safety.

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29 августа, 08:00

UN extends solidarity to flood-devastated Texas after record-shattering rainfall

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The United Nations is reacting to the devastating images from Tropical Storm Harvey, which has affected an area the size of Spain in the southern United States, and which is likely to worsen in the coming hours as the rain continues.

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25 августа, 08:00

Climate change threatens agricultural trade in Pacific Rim economies, UN agency warns

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With global warming expected to significantly impact future yields in countries located closer to the equator, the United Nations agriculture agency is calling on Asia-Pacific economies to take a leading role in adaptation and mitigation.

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24 августа, 08:00

Time for action to support and protect small-scale fisheries – UN agriculture agency

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Small-scale fisheries, which catch two-thirds of the fish consumed by humans, often struggle with regulatory frameworks tailored to large commercial fleets, according to a new UN agriculture agency book urging policy coherence.

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23 августа, 08:00

Emigration and food insecurity in Central American 'dry corridor' focus of new UN-backed study

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A new inter-agency study released today found a correlation between prolonged droughts in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras – exacerbated by El Niño phenomenon from 2014 to 2016 – and the increase in irregular migration from these countries to the United States, the United Nations food relief agency reported.

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21 августа, 08:00

UN labour agency launches global panel to address rapid transformations in the world of work

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The United Nations labour agency has launched a high-level international body that will chart the course towards a future of decent and sustainable work opportunities for all, and to tackle the challenges of delivering social justice in today's rapidly transforming world of work.