Developing countries are headed for a year of disappointing growth, as first quarter weakness in 2014 has delayed an expected pick-up in economic activity, according to the World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects (GEP) report, released today.
Launching the United Nations Decade of Sustainable Energy for All, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 5 June hailed modern energy services as the source of profound and life-changing opportunities – for the poorest communities and the richest investors – and urged generating the innovative ideas and vital partnerships to wholly transform the global energy landscape.
Young people from more than 1,000 youth organizations have gathered at United Nations Headquarters on 2 June to add their voices to the ongoing discussion about a new global agenda that will succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDG).
A Council of the heads of the governments of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) was held in Minsk, Belarus, on 30 May 2014, according to the press service of the Executive Committee of the CIS.
A Council of Prime Ministers of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) will hold a session in Minsk, Belarus, on 30 May 2014.
Ukraine started a processing of exiting from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Ukrinform agency reported quoting secretary of the Council of National Security and Defence of Ukraine Andrei Paubiy.
Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC) will soon launch production of passenger airplanes. COMAC is planning to launch a serial production of passenger airplanes in Shanghai by the end of 2014.
New United Nations data show a 45% reduction in maternal deaths since 1990. An estimated 289 000 women died in 2013 due to complications in pregnancy and childbirth, down from 523 000 in 1990.
A new report by WHO–its first to look at antimicrobial resistance, including antibiotic resistance, globally–reveals that this serious threat is no longer a prediction for the future, it is happening right now in every region of the world and has the potential to affect anyone, of any age, in any country.