Neglected Disease Research Should Benefit More Than Just 48 LDCs

  A consortium of private and public organizations launched in October 2011 by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) aims to accelerate the discovery and development of new drugs, vaccines and diagnostics for neglected tropical diseases, malaria and tuberculosis. Because […]

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 […]

Side Event On “Aid And Development Effectiveness In The Least Developed Countries For The Implementation Of The Istanbul Programme Of Action”

The government of Nepal, the Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island States and LDC Watch jointly organized a side event on Aid and Development Effectiveness in the Least Developed 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 […]