Karibati Climate activist Wanita Limpus. Credit Catherine Wilson/IPS
BRISBANE, Australia, Oct 1 2012 (IPS) – Climate activist Wanita Limpus, from the low-lying island nation of Kiribati in the Central Pacific Ocean, says the outcome of the Rio+20 Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro in June was a serious letdown for small, developing island states.Half of the 10 million people of the Pacific islands reside within 1.5 km of the coastline, and climate change and rising sea levels are a reality threatening human security now. Continue reading
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
In Malawi, the economy is mainly reliant on agriculture with up to 65 percent of the country’s 14.1 million population solely depending on the land for their livelihoods. Farmers are using modern equipment to increase yields, and follow the strictures of the Rio + 20 meeting. Continue reading
Coordinated international action is urgently needed to prevent rising food prices from hurting tens of millions of people over the coming months, the heads of the three United Nations food and agricultural agencies said in a joint statement today. Continue reading
TILLABERI, Niger, 11 août (IPS) – A l’appel de son nom, Rékia Djibo, 42 ans, se détache du groupe de femmes rassemblées devant une classe d’école, dans une localité du Niger, avance d’un pas rassuré vers la salle pour retirer 32.500 francs CFA (environ 61 dollars) offerts par le Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM). Continue reading
The Norwegian Minister of Development Heikki Holmås announced in August that Norway would assess the legitimacy of developing countries’ debt to Norway. Continue reading
This report, written by Dr. Anita Spring and Dr. Robert Rolfe of the University of South Carolina, provides a comprehensive examination of Sub-Saharan Africa business conditions. It tracks social, political, and economic trends both for the entire region and its largest markets individually. Continue reading
The move in Malawi to close down Chinese businesses outside the four major cities has been condemned as xenophobic by rights organisations. A new law enforced on 31 July barred foreigners from carrying out trade in Malawi’s outlying and rural areas.
The investment and export promotion bill required traders to move to the southern African nation’s major cities: Lilongwe, Blantyre, Mzuzu and Zomba. The law is an attempt to protect local small-scale businesses from competition from foreign traders. Continue reading
Economists and experts on Thursday said that Bangladesh should establish a trade relationship with India which will include trade facilitation, investment, connectivity and trade in services instead of emphasising only trade in goods. Continue reading
Ensemble ils représentent une fortune estimée à 4.600 milliards de dollars, soit 3,75 milliards de dollars en moyenne par personne.
La Cnuced (Conférence des Nations Unies pour le commerce et le développement) suggère de taxer les milliardaires pour dégager des dizaines de milliards de dollars de ressources en faveur des pays en développement, dans son dernier rapport annuel sur la situation économique et sociale. Continue reading