Lamy: Continue Moving In ‘Small Steps’ On Doha

  Five months on from the eighth WTO ministerial conference, members are still looking at options for moving out of the Doha Round impasse, with the contentious issues of industrial market access and agriculture having seen little progress during recent […]

Assist LDCs’ Youths: UN Rep Acharya

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Nepal to the United Nations, Gyan Chandra Acharya called on development partners to provide economic opportunities and productive employment to youth dwelling the Least Developed Countries (LDCs). Acharya urged partners to support formal and non-formal […]

Global Development Agenda ‘must prioritise agriculture, food policy’

Major risks to food security have successfully helped to push agriculture and food policy higher up the international development agenda, according to a report by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). However, according to IFPRI’s 2011 Global Food Policy […]

Bairagi Lauds UN Role On LDCs

The Thirteenth United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD XIII) concluded in Doha, Qatar on Friday, adopting an outcome document termed the ‘Doha Mandate’. Addressing the closing plenary of the Conference in his capacity as the Coordinator of the […]

Report: Sustainable Development Means Tackling Childbirth Rates

  Least developed countries (LDCs) must improve women’s access to education and family planning if they are to achieve sustainable development, according to recommendations in a Royal Society report, People and the Planet, launched this week (26 April). Although global […]