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G20 nations weighed down by weak economic growth and lack of decent jobs – UN backed report

In advance of the Group of 20 (G20) meetings taking place this week in Ankara, Turkey, a United Nations-backed inter-agency report has warned that growth among the economies of those countries has slowed considerably over the last three years and... Read More

Statement by the Minister of Finance on Canada’s Participation at the G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting (2015-09-03)

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Statement by the Minister of Finance on Canada’s Participation at the G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting (2015-09-03)

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Official International Reserves – September 3, 2015 (2015-09-03)

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Ancient crops to be deposited in Norway’s Arctic seed vault for future generations – UN

As a significant step towards preserving the world’s most important ancient crops for future generations, the head of the United Nations agriculture agency, together with scientists and delegations from Peru, Costa Rica and Norway, today witnessed a ceremony during which... Read More

Ancient crops to be deposited in Norway’s Arctic seed vault for future generations – UN

As a significant step towards preserving the world’s most important ancient crops for future generations, the head of the United Nations agriculture agency, together with scientists and delegations from Peru, Costa Rica and Norway, today witnessed a ceremony during which... Read More

The Long-Term Evolution of House Prices: An International Perspective

Deputy Governor Lawrence Schembri discusses the international evidence of underlying determinants of long-term movements in house prices. ... Read More

The Long-Term Evolution of House Prices: An International Perspective

Deputy Governor Lawrence Schembri discusses the international evidence of underlying determinants of long-term movements in house prices. ... Read More

Bank of Canada Announces the Recipient of its 2015 Law Enforcement Award of Excellence for Counterfeit Deterrence

This award, which has been presented since 2004, recognizes the outstanding achievements of criminal justice professionals and educators involved in the prevention and deterrence of bank note counterfeiting in Canada. ... Read More

On Youth Day, UN officials urge Member States to make young people ‘drivers of change’

Marking International Day of Youth, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that no one knows better than young people the issues at stake in today's rapidly changing world or the best way to respond, and declared: “That is why I... Read More

On Youth Day, UN officials urge Member States to make young people 'drivers of change'

Marking International Day of Youth, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that no one knows better than young people the issues at stake in today's rapidly changing world or the best way to respond, and declared: “That is why I... Read More

Official International Reserves – August 6, 2015 (2015-08-06)

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Official International Reserves – August 6, 2015 (2015-08-06)

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Ban hails UN Member States' agreement on 'people's agenda' to end poverty, promote sustainability

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has praised UN Member States for reaching agreement today on the draft outcome document that will constitute the new sustainable development agenda, which will be formally adopted by world leaders in New York this September.... Read More

Economic ‘slowdown’ predicted for Latin America and Caribbean in 2015 – UN regional forum

Panama will lead Latin America and the Caribbean countries in economic growth that will average 0.5 per cent in 2015, according to United Nations projections released today, which not that to reverse the region’s economic slowdown, more investments are needed... Read More

Ban welcomes UN Assembly’s endorsement of action plan on post-2015 development financing

The United Nations General Assembly today endorsed the new global action agenda for financing sustainable development adopted two weeks ago by a major UN conference, and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the move as a major step that firmly puts the... Read More

Incoming President says main UN economic and social body must evolve and adapt

Opening the first meeting of its 2016 session today, the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOSC) elected Oh Joon, of Republic of Korea as its new President, who spotlighted the vital work – for the Council and the wider... Read More

ADDIS: UN officials hail outcome of conference on development financing as first milestone of 2015

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and senior United Nations officials today hailed the outcome of the financing for development conference in Addis Ababa as the first milestone in a critical year in which major decisions are also expected on the future sustainable... Read More

ADDIS: International Monetary Fund boosts efforts to help countries finance development

As countries meet in Addis Ababa to consider ways to ensure adequate financing for sustainable development, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is taking measures to boost access to its resources, help countries better mobilize domestic revenue and focus more of... Read More

ADDIS: 'historic' agreement reached on financing for new UN sustainable development agenda

Countries agreed today on a series of bold measures to overhaul global finance practices and generate investments for tackling a range of economic, social and environmental challenges at the United Nations Third International Conference on Financing for Development, being held... Read More