Faced with weaker export prospects, an impending rise in global interest rates, and fragile financial market sentiment, developing countries need to rebuild fiscal buffers to support economic activity in case of a growth slowdown, says the new edition of Global Economic Prospects, released today by the World Bank Group. For many developing economies, lower oil prices have provided a timely opportunity for doing so.
A session of the Council of National Coordinators of the member-states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) was held in Astana, Kazakhstan, on 10-12 December 2014, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan said.
The year 2014 has been one of horror, fear and despair for millions of children, as worsening conflicts across the world saw them exposed to extreme violence and its consequences, forcibly recruited and deliberately targeted by warring groups, UNICEF said today. Yet many crises no longer capture the world’s attention, warned the children’s agency.
As the planet warms further, heat-waves and other weather extremes that today occur once in hundreds of years, if ever, would become the “new climate normal,” creating a world of increased risks and instability.
A European Union (EU)-UNICEF conference on “Good practices in working with vulnerable adolescents, reducing their HIV risks and building their resilience” is being held in Tbilisi, Georgiain partnership with non-state and government partners from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244), Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Romania, the Russian Federation, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
A Council of the heads of governments of the Commonwealth Independent States (CIS) was held in Ashgabat on 21 November 2014, the press service of the CIS Executive Committee said.
Japan’s Toyota launched a serial production of the first car in the world with hydrogen engine.
A Council of the heads of the Governments of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) will be held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, on 21 November 2014, the press service of the CIS Executive Committee said.