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Globalization must leave no one behind, senior UN officials tell joint meeting on socio-economic issues

Photo:A wide view of the ECOSOC Chamber.

7 October 2016
At a joint meeting of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)...

Euro area unemployment at 10.1%, EU28 at 8.6%

30 September 2016

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 10.1% in August 2016, stable compared to July 2016 and dow...

UK plans to make itsekf one of the most digitally-skilled nations

1 October 2016

The proposals, to be included in an amendment to the Digital Economy Bill, will mean publicly-funded basic digital skills tra...

On World Day, UN spotlights role of maritime transport as backbone of global economy

Photo:Ships in the Port of Rades, Tunisia.

29 September 2016
The importance of shipping in supporting and sustaining today's global s...

Employment Up as Growth Increases in Southeast Europe

BRUSSELS, September 27, 2016

Economic growth increased in Southeast Europe in the past year, and has begun to reduce high unemployment rates...

One year on: High Level Group presents key recommendations to make access to the European Structural and Investment Funds easier for businesses.

Brussels, 27 September 2016

In line with the initiative "EU budget focused on results" and with the efforts for Better Regulation, today the...

EIB approves EUR 7 billion of new loans and launches discussion on extending Investment Plan for Europe

23 September 2016

Meeting in the Maltese capital of Valetta, the Board of Directors of the European Investment Bank approved more than EUR 7...

Papua New Guinea: Construction begins on K89 million upgrade of East Cape Road, Milne Bay

Port Moresby, September 23, 2016

The Government of Papua New Guinea, the World Bank and the Australian Government have jointly launched a US...

Customs Union: Number of counterfeit goods seized by EU authorities continued to rise in 2015

Brussels, 23 September 2016

Customs authorities across the EU seized an estimated five million more counterfeit items in 2015 than the previ...

Canada signs new agreements securing access for canola and beef

Montréal, Quebec, September 24, 2016

As one of the world’s largest exporters of agricultural and agri-food products, stable and predictable...