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IMF downgrades 2023 global growth forecast to 2.7 pct

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) projected the global economy to grow by 3.2 percent this year and 2.7 percent in 2023, with a downward 0.2-percentage-point revision for 2023 from the July forecast, according to the latest World Economic Outlook (WEO) report. The global economy is experiencing “a number of turbulent challenges,” as inflation higher than […]

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14 states elected into UN Human Rights Council

The UN General Assembly on Tuesday elected 14 states into the Human Rights Council to succeed outgoing members. Through secret ballot, Algeria, Morocco, South Africa, Sudan (for Africa); Bangladesh, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Vietnam (for the Asia-Pacific); Georgia, Romania (for Eastern Europe); Chile, Costa Rica (for Latin America and the Caribbean); Belgium, Germany (for Western Europe and […]

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UN-AU cooperation the best but faces challenges: UN chief

Lauding the collaboration between the United Nations and the African Union (AU) as the best ever, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday warned major challenges lie ahead. Guterres told a Security Council meeting on cooperation between the UN and the AU that in the 20 years since its creation, the African Union has shown its […]