Although poverty rates in Central Asia continue to decline overall, the pace of poverty reduction is slowing, according to new data released by the World Bank. High levels of poverty remain in pockets of rural and remote areas, which also suffer from lack of employment opportunities, say new Poverty Outlooks for Central Asian countries, released ahead of International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 17 October.
On 27 September 2019, the SCO Secretary General Vladimir Norov met with the UN Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs Miroslav Jenča in New York at the UN headquarters.
Former French president Jacques Chirac has died at the age of 86, his family announced on Thursday.
Beijing’s brand new Daxing International Airport opened to flights as a China Southern Airlines flight took off on Wednesday afternoon, Xinhua reported.
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today selected Kristalina Georgieva to serve as IMF Managing Director and Chair of the Executive Board for a five-year term starting on 1 October 2019. Ms. Georgieva, who succeeds Christine Lagarde, is the first person from an emerging market economy to lead the IMF since its inception in 1944.
The U.S. Agency for International Development will host one of the region’s flagship international business events, the ninth annual Central Asia Trade Forum, at the Rixos Khadisha Hotel, on 12-13 November 2019 in Shymkent, Kazakhstan.
Jack Ma is now officially stepping down as Alibaba’s chairman, leaving the position $41.8 billion richer than when he came in.
On 27-29 August 2019, a group of journalists from Uzbekistan visited the city of Nur Sultan at the invitation of the General Office of Astana International Exchange (AIX).
On 30 August, the UN General Assembly on Friday adopted a resolution without a vote on developing cooperation with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). The resolution was co-sponsored by members of the SCO - Russia, India, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, the TASS agency reported.