WTO welcomes Vanuatu as a new member

  The General Council today paved the way for Vanuatu’s membership in the WTO by approving its accession package. Vanuatu would have to ratify the deal by 31 December 2011 and would become WTO’s 154th member 30 days after the […]

Working Party adopts Samoa’s membership package

  On 28 October 2011, the Working Party on Samoa’s accession cleared the path for its WTO membership by approving the accession package which spells out Samoa’s terms of accession. The Working Party agreed to forward Samoa’s accession package to […]

UN guide aims to help poor states access climate finance

LONDON (AlertNet) – A growing number of developing states are setting up national funds to support their climate change activities, which should help them obtain a larger share of international financing and use it more effectively, according to the author […]

EU Sugar Harvest Expanding as Nestle Says Supply Running Short

  Aug. 25 (Bloomberg) — The European Union’s sugar-beet crop, the world’s largest, will be the biggest in six years, at a time when Nestle SA and other food companies say supplies are running short. EU beet growers will harvest […]

Global foreign direct investment raises 5 per cent in 2010

According to the study, however, FDI flows at the end of the year were still some 15 per cent below their pre-crisis average and nearly 37 per cent below their peak in 2007. The United Nations Information Center (UNIC) in […]