Category Archives: Business & Finance

UN: World Population Expected to Rise to 9.7 Billion in 2050

UNITED NATIONS – The world’s population is getting older and growing at a slower pace but is still expected to increase from 7.7 billion currently to 9.7 billion in 2050, the United Nations said Monday.

The U.N. Department of Economic …

CPLP reiterates commitment to ILO goals

Luanda – The Labour and Social Affairs ministers of the Community of the Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) have reiterated their commitment to the International Labour Organisation (ILO)?s goals, based on social justice and the dignity of work.

The CPLP representatives’ …

New funding boosts efforts to combat deforestation, desertification, climate change and strengthen food systems

FAO today welcomed a decision by the Council of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to provide $179 million to support the UN agency’s work with countries worldwide at the critical nexus between agriculture and the environment. This includes projects focussed …

WHO Says Ebola Outbreak Not Yet Global Emergency

The World Health Organization decided on Friday not to declare an international public health emergency over the Ebola outbreak, despite its recent spread from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Uganda.

The WHO’s emergency committee described the outbreak as an …