Tag Archives: United Nations Development Group

Plug and Play Joins UNWTO and Wakalua to Invite Startups to Pitch Ways to Accelerate SDGs

Plug and Play joins the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) new Startup Competition in collaboration with Wakalua, as it looks to identify innovators with the power to further tourism’s cross-cutting contribution to sustainable development. As the United Nations specialized agency for tourism, UNWTO has been guiding the sector’s efforts to contribute to the achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).Read more

18Sep/17

Bank of England’s Carney sees Brexit pushing up inflation, rate rise likely

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 18, 2017) (IMF TV) – Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Monday (September 18) that Brexit is likely to hurt Britain’s growth prospects in the short term and push up inflation as the country adjusts to life outside the European Union. Continue reading

05Feb/17

OULIMATA SARR

Oulimata Sarr is a private sector development specialist with over 24 years working experience in Africa. Continue reading

14Nov/16

2016 set to be hottest on record, stoked by man-made warming – WMO

The world is set to have its hottest year on record, according to the World Meteorological Organisation.

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25Aug/16
Zambia IMF Programme

Fitch: Zambia IMF Programme Still Likely But Timing Uncertain

HONG KONG/LONDON, August 25 (Fitch) – The opposition’s decision to challenge the result of Zambia’s recent presidential elections will delay agreement on IMF support, although we think a programme is still likely after groundwork was laid earlier this year, Fitch Ratings says.
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26Jan/16
Nicaragua's Las Canoa reservoir , which was left dry by the El Nino phenomenon

2015 hottest year on record – WMO

The U.N.’s World Meteorological Organization confirms that 2015 was hottest year on record, as part of a longer-term trend.

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12Nov/15

WFP introduces “world’s first app against global hunger”

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) launches the “Share the Meal” app for smartphone users to help feed Syrian refugee children.

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30Sep/15

IMF: Softness in global economy to extend into 2016 as developing world drags

Speaking at the Council of the Americas, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde says China needs to keep trying to rebalance its economy away from commodity-intensive investment but also must be careful to safeguard “demand and financial stability.”

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25Aug/15

Up to 3,000 refugees, migrants expected a day in Macedonia – UNHCR

UN Refugee Agency predicts the number of migrants crossing the border between Greece and Macedonia to remain at 3,000 per day.

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13Jul/15

IMF’s Lagarde says agreement found on Greece

IMF Managing Director says on leaving mammoth talks in Brussels that an agreement has been found to move forward with a third Greece bailout deal.

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