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Eurasia should make the most of its natural resources, says World Bank
05 February 2014 10:11
Having natural resources does not have to be a curse, it can be a blessing if the countries ensure proper management of revenues from natural resources, invest earnings in building up physical and human capital, and improve institutions, says the World Bank’s newly-released report “Diversified Development: Making the Most of Natural Resources in Eurasia”.
Warning of ‘humanity divided,’ UN urges job creation, inclusive growth strategies
30 January 2014 13:28
Raising the alarm against deepening income disparities in countries around the world, the head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) called for a shift to more inclusive growth patterns – supported by redistributive polices and changes in social norms.
Global foreign direct investment rises to pre-crisis levels, UN reports
30 January 2014 13:05
Global foreign direct investment (FDI) rose to levels not seen since the start of the global economic crisis in 2008, increasing by 11 per cent in 2013 to an estimated $1.46 trillion, with the lion’s share going to developing countries, according to a United Nations report released.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the General Assembly. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras
18 January 2014 01:38
On 17 January 2014, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for action to address underlying threats in world hotspots, promote development and to protect the planet, in his first address of the year to the entire United Nations membership, in which he also expressed grave concern at the ‘immoral and irresponsible actions’ of some global leaders.
Global economy at turning point, says World Bank
16 January 2014 00:03
The world economy is projected to strengthen this year, with growth picking up in developing countries and high-income economies appearing to be finally turning the corner five years after the global financial crisis, says the World Bank’s newly-released Global Economic Prospects (GEP) report.
Sigrid Kaag /UN Photo/Evan Schneider/
09 January 2014 12:20
Despite a delay in eliminating Syria’s chemical weapons material, the United Nations Security Council expects that there will be no delay beyond the end-of-June deadline for the total removal of all such materials, the head of the group charged with the effort said after briefing the 15-member body on 8 January 2014.
Global champions and $1 billion investment needed to prevent a lost generation of Syrian children
08 January 2014 12:01
UNICEF, UNHCR, Save the Children, World Vision and other partners called for governments, aid agencies and members of the public to become champions for the children of Syria and support the “No Lost Generation” strategy, which aims to provide those affected by the conflict with the chance to shape a more stable and secure future.
China destroys over 6 tonnes of confiscated elephant ivory
07 January 2014 10:11
On Monday, 6 January, over 6.2 tonnes of elephant ivory and products from them were destroyed in Guangzhou, southern China. The ivory was seized during attempt to smuggle in China.
Jordan to chair UN Security Council in January
07 January 2014 10:02
Jordan will chair the Security Council of the United Nations in January 2014.
Small asteroid 2014 AA hits earth
03 January 2014 14:07
An asteroid 2014 AA entered to atmosphere to the Earth over Atlantic Ocean and burnt in atmosphere on 2 January morning, the Minor Planet Center of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) said.


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