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Guterres hails 60 years of UN trade and development action

The right to development is inextricably linked with trade which the world’s poorest countries – now “mired in debt” through no fault of their own...

Terrorism, humanitarian crises threaten stability of West Africa: UN deputy chief

Rapidly evolving global political, social, environmental and security challenges risk undermining peace and economic development across West Africa, the UN deputy chief said on Friday,...

SIDS go forward with ‘new sense of hope, solidarity and determination’

The roadmap towards achieving resilient prosperity for small island States adopted on Thursday in Antigua and Barbuda “marks the beginning of a new journey” and...

More climate funding needed to ‘transition from rhetoric to decisive action’

Climate action taken so far to help fund efforts in cash-strapped small island developing States (SIDS) “does not measure up to what has been said”...

Global unemployment set to decline slightly this year: UN labour agency

Global unemployment numbers will fall modestly this year, but unequal access to jobs is still a problem worldwide, particularly for women in poorer countries, the...

SIDS drowning in debt and ‘running on empty’, warns Guterres in Antigua

International financing is the fuel for sustainable development, but small island States are “running on empty” – drowning in debt and rising sea levels due...