The United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat) and the World Bank joined hands to launch the Cities Alliance, a bold new initiative designed to improve the efficiency and impact of urban

IMF: The International Monetary Fund(IMF) has said that a gross domestic product(GDP) growth of 8 per cent will give impetus to poverty eradication in

Governments were warned to rethink the way they deal with international issues to boost global benefits in areas such as disease control, pollution reduction and crisis prevention. A study for the

International goals to cut African poverty in half by 2015 are unlikely to be achieved, the UN's Economic Commission For Africa (ECA) has warned. According to the organisation's 1999 economic report,

It was already in a sorry state, but now the World Trade Organisation is leaderless too : a

The Secretaries of the seven nations of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) will hold a three-day meeting from May 10

It has stopped getting better. In the past five years, economic and financial instability, low commodity prices, falling levels of aid, widespread civil wars and steady population growth have meant

Ms. Rangashri Kishore, a librarian with the UNICEF Library and Documentation Centre here, has been selected for the 1999 Exceptional Service Award of the Association of Specialised and Cooperatives

Emerging market financial crisis, uncertain prospects for the former Soviet economies and the spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa mean that progress towards human development is in danger of stalling after

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) sanctioned Rs 121 crore to J&K during 1998-99 under the Rural Infrastructure Development fund (RIDF) . This includes Rs 59 crore for