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UN report finds high trade tensions and policy uncertainty continue to damage prospects for economic growth Weaker global growth creates further challenges for sustainable development

New York, 21 May – The global economy is experiencing a broad-based growth slowdown amid unresolved trade tensions, high international policy uncertainty, and softening business confidence, according to the United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) mid-2019 report, released today in New York. The forecast for weaker global growth casts a shadow over efforts


Secretary-General Appoints New Sustainable Development Goals Advocates

Thursday, May 9 Peace, prosperity, people, planet, and partnerships. The principles at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are also what drive thenew class of SDG Advocates, appointed today by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres. These 17 influential public figures are committed to raising awareness, inspiring greater ambition, and pushing for faster action


World Health Day Health for All

Beirut – 7 April 2019 – Today, on World Health Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) call upon all individuals and communities to advocate for their right to health care. The theme of this year’s World Health Day is Universal Health Coverage (UHC), which encompasses the right for


Statement on behalf of the UN Special Envoy for Syria, Geir O. Pedersen

Today, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, the UN Special Envoy for Syria, Geir O. Pedersen, met with the Women’s Advisory Board (WAB) in Geneva. The Women’s Advisory Board, comprised of diverse women from civil society, is an independent source of expertise and advice for the Special Envoy including on bringing a gender perspective


Transcript of press encounter with Staffan de Mistura, United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, after a meeting with the High Negotiations Committee (HNC)

Geneva, 17 March 2016 Staffan de Mistura (SdeM): Good evening. Well, it is a good thing to recap. We had todaythree events, and you must have had already one debriefing on that. We had theHumanitarian Task Force. Jan Egeland debriefed you on that. And the perceptionwe have is that the progress this time is being



After five years of a brutal and senseless conflict over a quarter of a million Syrians have been killed and over half the population forced from their homes out of fear and want. Some 4.6 million people are barely existing in places that few can leave and aid cannot reach. A further 4.8 million people