2016 Archive

At least 2.5 million migrants smuggled worldwide in 2016, says UNODC study

VIENNA, 13 June 2018 (UN Information Service) — At least 2.5 million migrants were smuggled in 2016, according to the first Global Study on Smuggling of Migrants released by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) today. Migrant smuggling occurred in all regions of the world and generated an income for smugglers of up

Gold demand falls 9% to 915t in Q3 as ETF inflows slow from unprecedented highs in 2016

Global gold demand in Q3 2017 was 915 tonnes (t), a drop of 9% compared with the same period in 2016, according to the World Gold Council’s latest Gold Demand Trends report. This decline was led by two key factors: a softer quarter in the jewellery sector and significantly lower inflows into exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

1 in 10 infants worldwide did not receive any vaccinations in 2016

17 July 2017 | GENEVA – Worldwide, 12.9 million infants, nearly 1 in 10, did not receive any vaccinations in 2016, according to the most recent WHO and UNICEF immunization estimates. This means, critically, that these infants missed the first dose of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP)-containing vaccine, putting them at serious risk of these potentially fatal diseases.

ArcelorMittal publishes its 2016 Report on Payments to Governments in respect of Extractive Activities

27 June 2017 – ArcelorMittal (’the Company’) has today filed its 2016 report on Payments to Governments in respect of Extractive Activities, which provides a consolidated overview of payments made by the Company and its subsidiaries in 2016 to governments regarding its mining operations. The report, which complies with new reporting requirements under Luxembourg law,

African Development Bank approves 2016 African Water Facility annual report and 2017 work plan and budget

Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, 27 June, 2017 – The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved the 2016 Annual report and 2017 Work plan and budget of the African Water Facility (AWF), with particular reference to the use of an amount up to €1.925 million for the administrative budget of AWF

2016 was Business Unusual for AfDB’s Independent Evaluation, says Annual Report

  Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, June 12, 2017 – Independent Development Evaluation (IDEV) of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has published its Annual Report 2016, a year marked by the delivery of an exceptional report, the Comprehensive Evaluation of the AfDB’s Development Results, and a transformation process to meet new evaluation needs. “The world of

5.6 million people benefit from AfDB’s agriculture interventions in 2016: Development Effectiveness Review

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, June 7, 2017 – Efforts by the African Development Bank (AfDB) to upgrade Africa’s agriculture sector is yielding good results with about 5.6 people benefiting from the Bank’s interventions in the past year. Among other things, AfDB plans scale up its focus on regional integration in 2017 as an important part of

Total US Beverage Alcohol Consumption Drops by 3.8m Nine-Liter Cases in 2016

  Beer, cider and mixed drinks drive decline, while wine and spirits post growth   Released today, the IWSR US Beverage Alcohol Review (US BAR) provides a complete picture of annual volume trends and underlying drivers in the US market. Results from 2016 data show a fast-evolving product marketplace where lower-priced brands struggle to capture

Africans moved more freely in 2016, according to second Africa Visa Openness Index

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, May 19, 2017 – The African Development Bank, in collaboration with the African Union Commission and the World Economic Forum, launched on Friday, May 19, 2017, the second edition of the Africa Visa Openness Index, ahead of the Bank’s Annual Meetings in Ahmedabad, India. The Index measures how open African countries are

Aperam publishes its “made for life” report for 2016

Luxembourg April 21, 2017 – Aperam, a leading global producer of stainless and specialty steel, today publishes its ‘made for life’ report, which constitutes Aperam’s sustainability performance report for 2016. Built on stakeholder inclusiveness and materiality, this report follows the GRI 4 sustainability guidelines. It has been reviewed by an external audit firm to confirm