The 69th session of the UN General Assembly opened in New York (United States) on Tuesday, 16 September 2014. Sam Kahamba Kutesa was elected the President of the UN General Assembly, who was earlier Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uganda.
Human development progress in developing countries of Europe & Central Asia has slowed, and the region continues to face significant socioeconomic and environmental challenges, according to the 2014 Human Development Report released today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Almost 300 people died in the result of crash of the airplane of Malaysia Airlines in Donetsk region of Ukraine, advisor of the Minister of Interior Affairs of Ukraine Anton Gerashenko said in his Facebook page.
Number of people, died in the result of accident at Moscow railway, reached 22. Among the killed was a native of Uzbekistan.
The World Bank Group provided $11.9 billion to Europe and Central Asia (ECA) during fiscal year 2014, aimed at reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity in the region.
Several subway cars derailed at the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya dark blue metro line of Moscow city, Russia.
Countries of Caucasus and Central Asia achieved significant success in fighting poverty, education and gender equality. But the region will not be able to solve some tasks, including in environment protection, by 2015 without additional efforts. Currently, the volume of renewable water resources is decreasing in Caucasus and Central Asia, which threatens with water deficit in the region, the UN News Center reported.
Taken as a whole and looking strictly at caloric intake, the 53-country Europe and Central Asia region should see the prevalence of hunger fall to less than 1 percent by 2050. Yet a closer look reveals persistent nutrition problems in some of the countries today.
Global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows rose by 9 per cent to $1.45 trillion in 2013, UNCTAD’s World Investment Report 20141 reveals. FDI inflows increased in all major economic groupings − developed, developing, and transition economies. Global FDI stock also rose by 9 per cent, reaching $25.5 trillion.