Urgent Need For “New Deal” In Equality And Sustainability

The pressing need for a global “new deal” to foster sustainable development and reduce inequalities was the conclusion of the 2012 Global Human Development Forum, a new initiative by the United Nations, held in Istanbul from Mar. 22-23. The event, […]

LDCs Deserve Special Consideration

Ambassador Shanker Bairagi, Permanent Representative of Nepal to the United Nations, in Geneva, as Coordinator of the Group of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) stressed this week that LDCs are not asking for the best of affluence but are seeking to […]

UNICEF: On World Water Day, Poor Rural People Missing Out

  As the world commemorates World Water Day, UNICEF called on governments to pay particular attention to those who are being left behind in their countries’ progress, especially with regard to access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation. Two […]

Disaster Losses Top One Trillion Dollars As Donors Underfund Risk Reduction

The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Margareta Wahlström, today launched a new report by Development Initiatives which highlights major discrepancies in the way that donors allocate funding for disaster risk reduction despite economic losses of over one […]

Visiting UN Official Proposes US-Africa Agenda

Cheick Sidi Diarra didn’t hesitate in answering his rhetorical question about what the United States could do to further economic development in Africa. Mr. Diarra, the United Nations’ special adviser on Africa, was in Atlanta in late February at the […]