Report: Sustainable Development Means Tackling Childbirth Rates

  Least developed countries (LDCs) must improve women’s access to education and family planning if they are to achieve sustainable development, according to recommendations in a Royal Society report, People and the Planet, launched this week (26 April). Although global […]

UN Conference Underscores Vital Role Of Tourism

The theme of UNCTAD XIII, “Development-Centered Globalization: Towards Inclusive and Sustainable Growth and Development,” focuses on how the global economy can spread its benefits more inclusively and sustainably, creating jobs and raising living standards for poor people and nations. Currently […]

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 […]

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 […]