Aid Cuts To Middle-income Countries Worsen Global Poverty And Ill-health

What do the EU, the Global Fund for Aids, TB and Malaria, and the World Bank’s International Development Association have in common? All of them want to save money during a fiscal crunch by cutting off aid to middle-income countries […]

USTR Announces Outcome Of Generalized System Of Preferences Review

  Washington, D.C. – United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk announced today the outcome of the Obama Administration’s 2010 Annual Review under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program. Congress created the GSP program in the Trade Act of 1974 […]

Developed World Failing On Climate Funds Pledge

  Efforts by developed countries to redistribute promised funds to help poorer parts of the world avoid environmental disasters have been described as “dismal” by the foreign minister of Bangladesh. Dipu Moni said wealthier nations must begin immediately delivering the […]

WTO Conference: Chair Gavels Decisions, Maps Out Future

The WTO‟s eighth ministerial conference came to a close on Saturday evening, after three days of high-level meetings that saw the accession of Russia, Samoa, and Montenegro, along with the clinching of a 42-country deal that would liberalise billions of […]

Australia helps poorest countries grow through trade

  Australia will provide additional assistance to help the world’s poorest countries benefit from global trade. The $16 million package of initiatives will help least developed countries to modernise customs procedures, improve infrastructure, and increase producers’ competitiveness. Foreign Minister Kevin […]