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.
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.
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.