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    Emerging, Developing Economies to Face Challenges if Global Inflation Rises

    TOKYO, JAPAN – Further upward acceleration of global inflation from record low levels may impair efforts in emerging and developing economies to sustain the low inflation environment achieved over the past several decades, the World Bank said in a groundbreaking examination of inflation in the emerging and developing world. The adverse effects of high inflation can fall… Continue Reading »

    World Data Forum Discusses Data Science, Platforms, Privacy and Finance

    DUBAI, UAE: Participants at the second UN World Data Forum convened in 85 panel discussions to consider issues related to six themes: innovations and synergies across different “data ecosystems”; leaving no one behind; building trust in data and statistics; how far have we come?; understanding the world through data; and new approaches to capacity development… Continue Reading »

    Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Announces RADWIN, Federated Wireless and Saankhya Labs as Members

    INTERNATIONAL: The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) announced on 8 November that RADWIN, Federated Wireless and Saankhya Labs have joined the Alliance, as it continues to advocate for laws and regulations that will lead to more efficient spectrum utilisation. President of the DSA, Kalpak Gude, said: “The DSA is always looking for organisations who share our vision, so I’m thrilled to welcome RADWIN, Federated Wireless and Saankhya Labs to the… Continue Reading »

    Amplifying the Voices of Persons with Psychosocial Disabilities in East Africa

    KAMPALA, UGANDA: In efforts to amplify the voices of persons with psychosocial disabilities in the East Africa region for them to advocate within a human rights framework in line with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the first ever technical workshop in Eastern African was kicked off… Continue Reading »

    Second Committee Addresses Migration, Technology, International Collaboration

    NEW YORK, USA: With the numbers of migrants increasing faster than the global population, UN Member States emphasized the increased interdependence between countries, and called for the recognition of migrants’ qualifications and role in development, as well as for the protection of their rights and the combatting of illegal trafficking. The Second Committee (Economic and… Continue Reading »

    UNWTO Report Enables Inclusive Tourism, Destinations’ Contribution to SDGs

    NEW YORK, USA: The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and UNWTO affiliate member globaldit launched a report on UN Day 2018. The report presents a model for inclusive tourism destinations, focusing on the capacity of tourism to integrate disadvantaged groups and benefit from its activity. Titled, ‘Global Report on Inclusive Tourism Destinations Model and Success Stories,’… Continue Reading »

    DESA’s World’s Cities Data Finds Cities “Highly Exposed” to Disasters

    NEW YORK, USA: The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) released a data booklet titled, ‘The World’s Cities in 2018.’ The publication finds that nearly three in five cities with populations greater than 500,000 people are at high risk of a natural disaster. According to the publication’s findings, 679 of 1,146 cities inhabited… Continue Reading »

    Canada, Ghana to Lead Consultations on FfD High-level Dialogue

    NEW YORK, USA: The President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) appointed the permanent representatives of Canada and Ghana as co-facilitators for the High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development (FfD). Martha Ama Akyaa Pobee, Permanent Representative of Ghana, and Marc-Andre Blanchard, Permanent Representative of Canada, will consult with Member States on “the substantive work, including… Continue Reading »

    15th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled Persons

    TAIPEI, TAIWAN: 15th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled Persons Date:November 12-15, 2018 Venue:Taipei Interactional Convention Center (TICC) Address:1 Hsin-Yi Road,Section 5, Taipei 11049, Taiwan ROC MRT Station:Taipei 101 / World Trade Center Station Website:http://http://www.ticc.com.tw Theme: Mobility for all: Connecting the World with Accessible Transportation. Topics of interest for submission includes: Topic A:… Continue Reading »