China Leads Upsurge in Global Creative Economy

The remarkable story of China's dominance in the trade of creative goods and services is the golden thread of a new creative economy outlook by UNCTAD, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. The creative economy is recognized as a significant sector and a meaningful contributor to national gross domestic product. It has spurred … Continue reading China Leads Upsurge in Global Creative Economy

Expanding Mediterranean Forest Area Increasingly in Peril

The Mediterranean forest area has expanded by two percent resulting in a rise of 1.8 million hectares – about the size of Slovenia, says a joint report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Plan Bleu, Regional Activity Center of UN Environment/Mediterranean Action Plan. But the report titled The State of Mediterranean … Continue reading Expanding Mediterranean Forest Area Increasingly in Peril

New Study Highlights Efforts to End Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

In Out of the Shadows 2017 thriller, a newly married detective and his pregnant wife move into their dream home unaware of its dark history. When his wife claims their baby is being tormented by a supernatural force and seeks the help of a renegade demonologist, he must investigate the past to save his family. … Continue reading New Study Highlights Efforts to End Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

ACP Group Chief Calls for Strengthening The UN System

In the face of burgeoning unilateralism and generally "turbulent" global environment, the 79-nation African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States has urged “vigorous support” for the United Nations. ”Vigorous support for the United Nations to advance multilateralism will loom large in all the programmes and projects of the ACP in 2019,” according to ACP … Continue reading ACP Group Chief Calls for Strengthening The UN System

UAE Hosts UNIDO’s Supreme Policy Making Organ in November

When the Heads of State and Government, Ministers, and other official representatives, gathered in 2013 at the fifteenth session of the General Conference of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Peru's capital Lima, they agreed that eradication of poverty – Goal 1 of UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – deserves priority. Six years … Continue reading UAE Hosts UNIDO’s Supreme Policy Making Organ in November

UNCTAD Helps Pacific Islands Build New Economic Links

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has opened an office in Samoa to coordinate a trade and transparency project for Pacific small islands, ahead of a regional free trade agreement coming into force in 2019. UNCTAD has joined agencies including the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and UN … Continue reading UNCTAD Helps Pacific Islands Build New Economic Links

Sustainable Blue Economy Movement Gains Momentum

The concept of sustainable blue economy is gaining momentum, including at the highest levels of decision making, encouraging proponents of the growing movement to believe that humans can use the ocean as a tool for lifting people out of poverty, all the while protecting its valuable ecosystems. It was not surprising, therefore, that the first-ever … Continue reading Sustainable Blue Economy Movement Gains Momentum

Palestine Looks Forward to an Exceptional Year As G77 Chair

2019 is slated to be an exceptional year for the State of Palestine, not least because it will preside over the Group of 77 (G77) – the largest bloc at the United Nations – comprising 134 developing countries representing some 80 percent of the world population. Though 71 years since the UN General Assembly adopted … Continue reading Palestine Looks Forward to an Exceptional Year As G77 Chair

UN Keen to Progress Towards 17 Global Development Goals

A series of events, including two High-level Political Forums (HLPFs) and the UN Secretary-General's Climate Summit on the margins of the 74th General Assembly underline the vital importance of 2019 that marks the fourth year of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on September 25, 2015. The … Continue reading UN Keen to Progress Towards 17 Global Development Goals