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23 января, 02:23

UN chief outlines reforms that ‘put Member States in driver’s seat’ on road to sustainable development

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Sustainable development is a fundamental human right and humanity’s best chance for a future of peace and prosperity, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Monday, laying out the case for Agenda 2030 to be at the centre of UN activities.

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23 января, 00:20

Unemployment to remain high, quality jobs harder to find in 2018 – UN labour agency

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While the global economy has kept up modest growth, the total number of unemployed people will likely remain high in 2018 – at above 192 million – and it will be harder to find a decent job, the United Nations labour agency reported on Monday.

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19 января, 00:09

Improved economic conditions boost air-traveller numbers worldwide – UN agency

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A record 4.1 billion passengers took to the skies in 2017 onboard some 37 million scheduled flights globally, the United Nations civil aviation agency reported Thursday, highlighting that the fastest growth was seen among low-cost carriers.

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13 января, 00:56

Migration, sustaining peace, development high on UN General Assembly’s agenda for 2018

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Migration, sustaining peace and development are among the priorities of the United Nations General Assembly for the remainder of the current session through September 2018, the President of the main UN deliberative and policymaking body said Friday.

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10 января, 08:00

UN regional forum for Latin America and Caribbean marks 70th anniversary

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The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) celebrated its 70th anniversary on Wednesday with a high-level seminar at its headquarters in Santiago, Chile, reaffirming its commitment to working for the dignity and well-being of all the region's inhabitants.

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19 декабря 2017, 01:36

UN chief highlights need for Internet governance to support innovation, prevent criminal use

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Adequate governance is critical to realizing the vast promise of the Internet for a better world for all, Secretary-General António Guterres told the annual United Nations forum on Internet governance on Monday.

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14 декабря 2017, 20:32

UN forum sees ‘moderate’ recovery for Latin American and Caribbean economies in 2018

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New economic projections for Latin America and the Caribbean show moderate recovery in 2018 and growth the following year – with favoured expansions in consumption and domestic investment, the United Nations reported Thursday.

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11 декабря 2017, 20:28

Lift in global economy prompts opportunities to tackle deep-rooted development issues – UN

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A three per cent upturn in the global economy has paved the way to readjust policy towards longer-term issues, such as addressing climate change, tackling existing inequalities and removing institutional obstacles to development, according to a new United Nations report on global economic prospects.

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06 декабря 2017, 23:33

China tops patent, trademark and design filings in 2016 – UN agency reports

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Worldwide filings for patents, trademarks and industrial designs reached record heights in 2016 amid soaring demand in China, which received more patent applications than the combined total of applications received by the United States, Japan, the Republic of Korea and the European Patent Office, the United Nations intellectual property agency said Wednesday.

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06 декабря 2017, 08:00

Use fiscal stability to bolster inclusive, sustainable development in Asia-Pacific, UN report urges

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Countries in the Asia-Pacific region should make the most of the prevailing stable economic conditions to orient their economies towards a more socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable path, the United Nations development wing in the region has urged.

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06 декабря 2017, 01:37

Somalia Partnership Forum stresses job creation and poverty reduction to promote stability

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A gathering of senior representatives of the Somali Government, the United Nations and the international community concluded in Mogadishu today with a call for greater investment in the country’s economic development to create more job opportunities, rehabilitate essential infrastructure, and improve the living conditions of the Somali people.

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28 ноября 2017, 08:00

Ensuring family farmers’ access to food key to tackling global hunger – UN agency

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Family farmers need more support and access to food, the head of the United Nations agriculture agency has said, urging lawmakers to consider legislation that improves productivity and boosts social protections to tackle the global hunger challenge which, he warned, is at an “inflection point.”