Doha: Mise en garde contre le blocage des négociations

PANA. 8 Decembre 2012: Le principal négociateur pour l’Afrique à Doha met en garde contre le blocage des négociations – Le principal négociateur de l’Afrique, Emmanuel Dlamini, a averti que l’incapacité à trouver un accord pour régir l’action future contre le changement climatique à travers le monde va déboucher sur une perte de crédibilité permanente pour les parties. Continue reading

Youth Call for ‘Change of Course’ to Solve Climate Crisis

By Isolda Agazzi

December 11: While world leaders were wrapping up the United Nations conference on climate change (COP 18) in Doha, Qatar this past weekend with the annual vague promise to tackle the enormous crises brought on by extreme weather and global warming, a delegation of youth gathered far from the high-level conference halls to say “no” to advocacy without action. Continue reading

Bangladesh to turn into a middle income country by 2021: Sheikh Hasina

by Rafiqul Islam AZzad

At the ‘South, Southwest and Central Asia Parliamentarians Forum on the MDGs Acceleration and Post-2015 Development Agenda’ held in Dhaka 11-12 December  it was announced that Bangladesh has made significant progress in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), particularly in alleviating poverty, net enrollment in primary education, gender parity in primary and secondary education, reducing child and maternal mortality rates, improving immunization coverage, eliminating malaria and tuberculosis, improving drinking water supply and sanitation. Continue reading

New UN LDC support measures portal opened

New UN portal gives users access to information about special international support measures (ISMs -International Support Measures) adopted by the international development community for countries included in the LDC category. ISMs are designed to assist Least Developed Countries in confronting their special development challenges and in achieving progress towards graduation from the category

Economic growth alone won’t end hunger

Recent decades have witnessed remarkable rates of growth for many developing countries. That is good news, as high growth rates of GDP per capita are a key factor in reducing food insecurity and malnutrition.

But economic growth alone is no guarantee of success in the fight against poverty, hunger and malnutrition, as the 2012 edition of The State of Food Insecurity in the World (SOFI) by José Graziano da Silva and Kanayo F. Nwanze, recently released by the Rome-based United Nations agencies, shows.

$4.6 Trillion Later, Foreign Aid Remains An Economic Somnolent

The governments of the Western industrialized world have provided over $4.6 trillion (in constant 2007 dollars) to the world’s less-developed countries (LDCs) over the past 50 years, the equivalent of several Marshall Plans. Some of this has been extremely useful, but aid to advance economic development has not worked well

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Let’s walk the walk towards making LDCs history, said Dr Arjun Karki of LDC Watch

Speaking at a meeting on UNCATD’s contribution to the Istanbul Programme of Action for LDCs this September, Arjun Karki, LDC Watch International Coordinator presented the NGO perspective Continue reading