Global Development Agenda ‘must prioritise agriculture, food policy’

Major risks to food security have successfully helped to push agriculture and food policy higher up the international development agenda, according to a report by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). However, according to IFPRI’s 2011 Global Food Policy […]

Bairagi Lauds UN Role On LDCs

The Thirteenth United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD XIII) concluded in Doha, Qatar on Friday, adopting an outcome document termed the ‘Doha Mandate’. Addressing the closing plenary of the Conference in his capacity as the Coordinator of the […]

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 […]