Rise In Natural Resources Prices Appears To Be Hurting Poor Nations – UN report

A sustained rise in prices for raw natural resources and basic agricultural goods is defying long-standing patterns and appears to be hurting poor nations through rising food and fuel costs more than it is helping them through higher revenues for […]

LDC Ministers Adopt Declaration Urging That UNCTAD Be Strengthened And Calling For Boosts In Aid And Technology Transfer To Poorest Nations

Ministers of the world’s 48 least developed countries (LDCs), meeting here in advance of the UNCTAD XIII quadrennial conference, adopted a declaration calling for strengthening of the organization and for bolstering its research, technical-cooperation, and consensus-building work. The document also […]

NIGER: What Price Human Dignity

Small farmers in Oullam District in Niger’s western region of Tillaberi, faced with their third drought in seven years, are being forced to consider bundling up their few possessions and leaving for good the villages they have lived in all […]

New Loan Scheme Launched To Boost CDM Projects In LDCs

At the African Carbon Forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia this week, a new loan scheme was launched aimed at helping to support Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects in least developed countries (LDCs). Such projects help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions […]

Senior UN Official Concerned About Worsening Humanitarian Situation In Yemen

In the wake of a two-day visit, a senior United Nations official today raised concern about Yemen’s humanitarian situation, underscoring the need for strong commitment from the international community to support the millions of people there facing a worsening humanitarian […]