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Commodity prices likely to rise further in 2018: World Bank

WASHINGTON, October 26

Oil prices are forecast to rise to $56 a barrel in 2018 from $53 this year as a result of steadily growing demand, ag...

Europe and Central Asia Region Sees Stronger Growth, Amidst Rise in Migration

October 19, 2017

Economic growth for the Europe and Central Asia region will reach 2.2% in 2017, according to the World Bank’s latest Region...

Turkey's New Marriage Law Stokes Fears of More Underage Unions

October 19, 2017 1:28 PM

The Turkish Parliament passed legislation Wednesday allowing imams to perform marriages. Women's rights groups...

The Challenges to Sustaining the Global Recovery

October 23, 2017

Good afternoon. Thank you for the kind introduction.

I am always happy to visit Germany—a country that provides an i...

With fast-growing youth population, Africa boasts enormous market potential – UN deputy chief

Photo:Boys and girls from a youth-centre in Nairobi, Kenya, expressing their thoughts about their future through Facebook during a UNFPA visit to t...

EU Says Little Progress Made in Brexit Talks With Britain

Oct. 12, 2017

The European Union's Brexit negotiator said Thursday that that little progress was made with the U.K. in a fifth round of...

Signs of Economic Recovery in Middle East and North Africa But Growth Still Impacted by Instability

October 11th, 2017

Despite a growth slowdown in 2017 at 2.1 percent, economic prospects in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region ar...

Modest Growth Recovery in Sub-Saharan Africa

October 11, 2017

Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is recovering at a modest pace, and is projected to pick up to 2.4% in 2017 from 1.3%...

Partnerships will play key role in future of work in Europe and Central Asia - UN labour agency

Photo:In Tajikistan, a UNDP-supported early recovery project resulted in the rehabilitation of an abandoned gravel factory.

5 October 2017...

Global Goals embraced by Japanese society, UN deputy chief says, wrapping up Tokyo visit

Photo:Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed visits “Fashion as Action: Supporting Sustainable Society Through Clothes”, an exhibition of Japan In...

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