World’s poorest countries better placed for transition to green economy

The world’s least developed countries, which have low-carbon profiles and rich natural assets, are better placed than their industrialized to make their economies more environmentally sustainable because they are less dependent on fossil fuel-based technologies, according to a United Nations […]

Rising food prices push 44 million people into poverty

Rising food prices have pushed about 44 million people into poverty since last June, World Bank (WB) Managing Director Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said here on Monday.   Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala made the remarks while addressing the plenary session of the UN least […]

UN Conference On The Least Developed Countries Begins in Istanbul

Some 10 thousand guests including ministers, parliamentarians, representatives of private sector, scientists and members of non-governmental organizations from 192 UN-member countries are attending the event. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the sixty-fifth session […]

Opportunity knocks

  By Ban  Ki-moon   and co-authored by President Abdullah Gül of the Republic of Turkey and Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal   Next week, in Istanbul, world leaders have the chance to kill […]

As UN forum on poorest countries nears, Ban calls for greater global support

    Ahead of a major United Nations conference on the world’s poorest countries in Turkey next week, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the international community to step up efforts to help the nearly one billion people who in those […]