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Business sector still far from reaching sustainability goals, UN report shows, 20 years on from landmark summit

4. Juli 2020 - 6:20
A new UN report on tbe private sector, release by UN Global Compact, shows that progress on bringing about about a sustainable future for people and the planet is patchy, and the majority of companies involved in the Compact, are not doing enough to help bring about the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
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Helping young enterprise take off will bring sustainable returns, say UN economists

2. Juli 2020 - 18:48
Young entrepreneurs who want their work to have a positive impact on their communities, urgently need more help from governments if they’re to succeed and resist the COVID-19-fuelled economic downturn, UN economists said on Thursday.
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'Bold and creative’ solutions needed for a sustainable, post-pandemic economy

1. Juli 2020 - 17:58
Unless the world acts now, the COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying global recession, will trigger “years of depressed and disrupted economic growth”, the UN chief warned on Wednesday.   
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Impacts of COVID-19 disproportionately affect poor and vulnerable: UN chief

30. Juni 2020 - 22:45
Addressing poverty eradication on Tuesday in front of the General Assembly, UN chief António Guterres warned that the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are falling “disproportionately on the most vulnerable: people living in poverty, the working poor, women and children, persons with disabilities, and other marginalized groups”.
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Hard times forecast for global job recovery in 2020, warns UN labour agency chief

30. Juni 2020 - 17:15
The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on jobs has been much worse than expected initially, the head of the UN labour agency said on Tuesday, in an appeal to Governments, workers and employers, to agree on a sustainable economic recovery plan to reduce inequalities laid bare by the pandemic.
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Water cooperation between States ‘key’ to  Blue Nile dam project

29. Juni 2020 - 22:57
The Blue Nile is “critical for the livelihoods and development” of Egyptians, Ethiopians and Sudanese, the top UN official for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs told the Security Council on Monday, urging those States to reach a construction agreement on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).
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Negative impacts of electric car battery production must be urgently addressed: UN trade agency

28. Juni 2020 - 6:15
Demand for raw materials used in the production of electric car batteries is set to soar, prompting the UN trade body, UNCTAD, to call for the social and environmental impacts of the extraction of raw materials, which include human rights abuses, to be urgently addressed.
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What will power the post-pandemic global economic recovery?

27. Juni 2020 - 6:15
As governments try to kick-start their economies, the UN is calling for recovery plans to be built around low-carbon technologies, to avoid a return to fossil-fuel based business as usual.
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$1.8 billion pledged to assist Sudan’s people on the road to peace and democracy

25. Juni 2020 - 22:49
A High-Level Sudan Partnership Conference took place on Thursday gathering some 50 countries and international organizations together in Berlin, generating pledges to bolster the African nation’s economic and political transformation to the tune of $1.8 billion, and discuss the challenges that lie ahead.
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First Person: Innovation brewing at Hawaii coffee farm

25. Juni 2020 - 6:00
Innovation and experimentation are helping a coffee farm in the US state of Hawaii to prosper in a competitive market, an approach which has helped the company to get through the global COVID-19 pandemic.
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COVID-19: Recovery will be slower following ‘crisis like no other’, IMF predicts

24. Juni 2020 - 22:00
Economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is projected to be more gradual than previously forecast, according to a report published on Wednesday by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
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New UN report offers blueprint for greener, more resilient world of work

19. Juni 2020 - 6:35
Jobs, livelihoods and the well-being of workers, families and businesses across the globe, continue to take a hit from the COVID-19 pandemic; with micro, small and medium enterprises in particular, suffering the dire economic consequences, according to a new policy brief released by the UN on Friday.
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Trade in many developing countries projected to ‘nosedive’, warns UNCTAD

16. Juni 2020 - 18:09
Trade in many developing countries is expected to take a “nosedive” in the second quarter of 2020, owing to the unprecedented effects of the coronavirus pandemic, UN economists said on Tuesday.
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Syrian refugees resort to ever more desperate measures to resist pandemic impact

16. Juni 2020 - 15:58
The COVID-19 crisis has caused a dramatic spike in the number of Syrian refugees in need of emergency assistance in the last three months, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday, in an appeal for funding to confront new challenges posed by the health emergency.
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UN chief in ‘support migrants’ plea, as remittances drop by 20 per cent predicted

14. Juni 2020 - 16:42
Marking International Day of Family Remittances, The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has released a message appealing for “people everywhere” to support migrants, at a time when remittances – the money migrants send home to support their families – have fallen by more than $100 billion, causing hunger, lost schooling and deteriorating health, for tens of millions of families.
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What does ‘build back better’ really mean? One of the world’s top CEOs give us his take

12. Juni 2020 - 3:00
UN chief António Guterres, has warned of an “unparalleled economic shock”, as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. So, going forward, can the private sector “build back better” to reorder the post-pandemic world, or, might the UN’s vision of a sustainable future be relegated to a low-priority aspiration? We put these questions to the CEO of one of the world’s largest conglomerates, who is working with the Organization, towards a better future.
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FROM THE FIELD: The UN’s mission to transform agriculture, for people and planet

9. Juni 2020 - 6:20
How can agriculture become better able to resist major international shocks such as climate change, and health crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic?
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Coronavirus: World Bank confirms deepest recession since World War Two

8. Juni 2020 - 22:07
The COVID-19 pandemic will shrink the global economy by 5.2 per cent this year, representing the deepest recession since World War Two, and triggering a dramatic rise in extreme poverty, the World Bank said Monday in its latest Global Economic Prospects report.
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As consumption rises, here’s why sustainable fisheries management matters

8. Juni 2020 - 17:56
Global consumption of fish hit a record high in 2018 and is set to rise in the decade ahead, highlighting the need to ensure sustainable fisheries management, according to the latest report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
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Coronavirus a challenge, and opportunity, to fix remittances system than funnels billions home from abroad

2. Juni 2020 - 17:47
With a euro here and a dollar there, remittances – the money that migrant workers send home to their families – have been adding up in a big way to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals and lift tens of millions out of extreme poverty.
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