News headlines for “WTO Doha “Development” Trade Round Collapse, 2006”

  1. RIO+20: Earth Summit Negotiated the Size of the Zero

    Amidst much political fanfare, the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro concluded with the adoption of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development and the landmark Agenda 21 blueprint for a sustainable future in the 21st century.

  2. Q&A: North-South Divide Looms Heavily Over Rio+20 Summit

    The 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro was to a large extent derailed by a North-South divide: a battle between a coalition of rich industrial nations versus the world's developing countries led by the Group of 77.

  3. G8 Report Offers Worrying Look at Aid Accountability

    Observers here on Tuesday lauded the newly released Group of Eight (G8) Camp David Accountability Report as a noteworthy step towards transparency and accountability, but warned that the data included suggest a looming shortfall in international agriculture-related foreign aid.

  4. G8 Turns to Private Sector for Food Crisis Solutions

    On the eve of the Group of Eight (G8) summit near Washington, President Barack Obama on Friday unveiled a major new initiative aimed at shoring up food security and combating global hunger.

  5. Target U.S. Foreign Aid More Selectively Amidst Austerity

    Given the likely persistence of political pressure to reduce the yawning federal deficit, the United States — whether under President Barack Obama or his presumed Republican challenger, Mitt Romney — must be more selective in its foreign aid programme, according to a new report released here Tuesday by two influential think tanks.

  6. Canada's Trade and Aid Appear Increasingly Aligned

    Canada is ending bilateral aid programmes in eight countries and refocusing efforts in five others due to 'high operating costs', a move which the umbrella group representing Canadian international development organisations say is difficult to immediately measure but will affect some of the poorest countries in the world.

  7. Global Fund for AIDS, TB, Malaria 'Not in Crisis'

    Although coming off a rocky year in 2011, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is 'not in crisis', according to the organisation's deputy general manager, Debrework Zewdie.

  8. Coming Together for Environmental Restoration in Haiti

    In honour of Earth Day, we run an interview with Yves-André Wainright, who discusses ways that poor governance and the role of foreign donors have contributed to the country's environmental catastrophe.

  9. Economic Crisis Hits Gender Budgeting

    Worldwide, women are largely responsible for managing family budgets, controlling 65 percent of global spending. But, women’s needs are often ignored when it comes to government budgeting, delegates at an international meet in the Turkish capital observed.

  10. World Bank Supports Harmful Water Corporations, Report Finds

    Water privatisation has been proven not to help the poor, yet a quarter of all World Bank funding goes directly to corporations and the private sector, bypassing both governments and its own standards and transparency requirements in order to do so, says a new report released Monday.

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