Recent News Headlines : Sustainable Development Solutions

SECRETARY-GENERAL SEES KEY BELT ROAD ROLE IN AGENDA 2030


"When we look at BRI, we see a very important contribution to this solidarity in addressing global problems with international cooperation, where China plays a very central role... READ MORE

9th May, 2017 528

WORLD BANK CHIEF ECHOES BILL GATES'S WARNING TO THERESA MAY ON AID


At ?13.3bn in 2016, Britain's aid budget was the third biggest in the world after Germany and US... READ MORE

21st April, 2017 382

DEVELOPING NATIONS' DEMANDS FOR BETTER LIFE MUST BE MET, SAYS WORLD BANK HEAD


But that's often not what's best for poor people and poor countries, and it's not what's best for the world... READ MORE

11th April, 2017 12

FOREIGN AID CUTS TO CONTRACEPTIVES IN TRUMP'S BUDGET HURT MILLIONS OF WOMEN


Melinda Gates Foreign aid cuts to contraceptives in Trump's budget hurt millions of women... READ MORE

4th April, 2017 16741

TRUMP SETS STAGE FOR POWER MARKET FIGHT WITH CLIMATE ROLLBACK


Given slack demand, power prices have dipped to historic lows, forcing conventional power-plant owners including FirstEnergy Corp... READ MORE

30th March, 2017 400

FRENCH POLITICIAN SEGOLENE ROYAL EYES TOP UN POST


The United Nations Development Programme UNDP is the United Nations' global development network... READ MORE

23rd March, 2017 20

Trending News Headlines : Sustainable Development Solutions

MAJORITY OF ARAB YOUTH REJECTS RADICALISM


The new Arab Human Development report seeks to dispel misconceptions about young Arabs in the region... READ MORE

13th December, 2016 9140

PRESIDENT XI JINPING OF CHINA PLEDGES 2 BILLION TO FIGHT POVERTY


President Xi Jinping told the United Nations on Saturday that China would pledge 2 billion as an initial investment for development assistance to the poorest countries... READ MORE

26th September, 2015 1165

56 NATIONS ATTEND FOUNDING OF ASIAN INFRASTRUCTURE BANK IN CHINA


Stephens, general counsel of the Asian Development Bank in Manila... READ MORE

29th June, 2015 1045

AUSTRALIA AMONG TOP 10 HEALTHIEST COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD, GLOBAL BURDEN OF DISEASE STUDY SHOWS


Taking out 10th place among 188 countries, Australia was just four points behind top-ranked Iceland when benchmarked against 33 health-related indicators linked to the UN's sustainable development goals... READ MORE

23rd September, 2016 840

FOREIGN AID BUDGET TO INCREASE BY ?1 BILLION


The new EU accounting rules, which are being phased in to all government departments, have not yet been applied to foreign aid spending... READ MORE

3rd April, 2015 805

CHINA TO TAKE ONE-THIRD STAKE IN A?24BN HINKLEY NUCLEAR POWER STATION


China to take one-third stake in A?24bn Hinkley nuclear power station... READ MORE

20th October, 2015 727

BRITAIN SPENDS ON FOREIGN AID LIKE A DRUNK AT CLOSING TIME


But in a Government supposedly wracked by austerity, officials at the Department for International Development Dfid had to spend ?3.7 billion in just eight weeks... READ MORE

20th July, 2015 491

LEADING SCIENTISTS SAY THE WORLD MUST EMBRACE NUCLEAR POWER TO SAVE THE PLANET FROM CLIMATE CHANGE


Nuclear power can be done safely, and with a relatively small environmental footprint, said Ken Caldeira of the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington DC... READ MORE

3rd December, 2015 469

GLOBAL GOALS SUMMIT: DIGNITARIES CONVENE FOR A DAY TO DEFINE THE WORLD | LIZ FORD


Three years in the making, 17 goals, 169 targets, 193 countries the moment has arrived for the world to stride towards a better future. Will vision become reality?... READ MORE

25th September, 2015 368

PARIS CLIMATE TALKS SHOULD NOT PUT FIGURE ON FINANCE, SAYS WORLD BANK VICE-PRESIDENT


Paris climate talks should not put figure on finance, says World Bank vice-president... READ MORE

7th October, 2015 260

DAVID BECKHAM AT UN TO CALL ON WORLD LEADERS TO HELP CHILDREN


Beckham called on those agreeing the goals to put children at the heart of the new plan... READ MORE

24th September, 2015 250

TRAPEZE LESSONS AND CARIBBEAN CONFERENCES FUNDED BY BRITISH TAXPAYER VIA EUROPEAN AID PROGRAMME


TaxPayers rsquo Alliance accuses European Development Fund of lsquo squandering rsquo aid money from United Kingdom... READ MORE

20th July, 2015 244

NUCLEAR DEALS WITH CHINA COULD ENDANGER UK NATIONAL SECURITY, SAYS LABOUR


David Cameron has serious questions to answer about whether Chinese investment in nuclear power would endanger national security Labour's shadow energy secretary Lisa Nandy has said... READ MORE

16th October, 2015 244

HINKLEY POINT NUCLEAR PLANT WILL GO AHEAD


The delay caused tension with the French government because EDF had approved funding for the project despite serious concerns about the company's ability to absorb the huge costs... READ MORE

15th September, 2016 220

POPES SPEECH AT THE U.N. COULD HAVE IMPACT ON CLIMATE DEBATE


One of the 17 sustainable development goals exhorts countries to fix climate change by agreeing to and then implementing a U.N... READ MORE

21st September, 2015 210

WHY BE SILENT ABOUT BRITAIN'S GENEROSITY TO THE WORLD?


As Douglas Alexander, the shadow foreign secretary, has said, development aid is not a march towards charity but towards justice ... READ MORE

28th January, 2015 195

BORIS JOHNSON ATTACKS 'DISGRACEFUL' SPENDING ON HINKLEY


Do I think the deal on nuclear power looks like good value for money?... READ MORE

20th November, 2015 78

DIRE CONDITIONS FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES ON JORDAN'S BORDER


As UN staff cannot cross the Jordanian border to distribute aid, that will be done by contractors... READ MORE

24th December, 2016 64

CANADA WILL REVEAL ITS PLAN FOR ISIS FIGHT IN A 'COUPLE OF DAYS'


Moyer said he also sees a role for Canada in helping facilitate the movement of aid in the region... READ MORE

5th February, 2016 62

ASIA'S NEW INFRASTRUCTURE BANK IS OUT TO PROVE IT'S NOT CHINA'S PAWN


BEIJING -- It was an idea born in Beijing and, at least initially, greeted with some suspicion in Washington... READ MORE

24th June, 2016 42

TELLING A GLOBAL STORY - WORLD LEADERS MUST TURN WORDS INTO ACTION


In terms of content, the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda is one of a kind... READ MORE

13th July, 2015 36

FORMER NZ PM HELEN CLARK TO RUN FOR UN SECRETARY-GENERAL ROLE


Earlier, Miss Clark said New Zealanders had developed their own way of getting along with one another and getting things done... READ MORE

5th April, 2016 34

CHINA'S AIIB TO OFFER LOANS WITH FEWER STRINGS THAN WORLD BANK


China's new international development bank will offer loans with fewer strings attached than the World Bank, sources said, as Beijing seeks to change the u... READ MORE

2nd September, 2015 31

FOREIGN AID CAN HELP COMBAT ANTI-WESTERN SENTIMENT IN BANGLADESH


Does information about foreign aid improve people's opinions about the United States?... READ MORE

2nd July, 2016 16

NEW WORLD DEVELOPMENT PLANS TO TAKE CHINA UNIT PRIVATE


New World Development and New World China Land subscribed for perpetual securities issued by Evergrande, which they have the right to convert into shares... READ MORE

4th January, 2016 6

SHANGHAI CONTINUES TO GROW AT 6.9% AS IT TRANSFORMS ITSELF


Shanghai is stabilizing its economic development, with a GDP growth of 6.9 percent, the same as the nation's figure... READ MORE

26th January, 2016 4

XI INAUGURATES ASIAN INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT BANK, SAYS CHINA WILL TAKE MORE INTERNATIONAL RESPONSIBILITY


Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday inaugurated the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, saying China will take more international responsibility wit... READ MORE

18th January, 2016 3

UNITED NATIONS DEBATES NEW GOALS FOR MAKING WORLD A BETTER PLACE


He asked a panel of 32 economists to assess the likely effectiveness of 169 global sustainable development goals currently being considered by the United Nations... READ MORE

6th December, 2014 1

CHINA JOINS OECD DEVELOPMENT CENTER


The OECD Development Center has carried out significant research and dialogue on inclusive growth, economic restructuring, poverty reduction, and sustainable development, stated Li Wei... READ MORE

1st July, 2015 0

ZEAVION TO BUY EARLY EDUCATION BUSINESS OF AMERICA'S GYMBOREE


Under a definitive agreement, Gymboree will receive the money in cash proceeds from Zeavion, approximately 80 million net of estimated taxes... READ MORE

30th June, 2016 0


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