The Role of the United Nations in Global Economic Governance
Global economic policy issues are often addressed by specialized multilateral agencies in a fragmented, incoherent and inconsistent manner and often with failures in relation to certain areas of global policy – particularly in trade and finance – that have broader implications for the multilateral system as a whole. (more…)
Statement to the United Nations Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and Its Impact on Development, New York
This crisis triggered by widespread speculative lending and investment in major international financial centres is causing a major setback to development and poverty reduction. The combination of sharply declining export earnings, collapse of remittances, reversal of private capital flows and an extreme degree of credit squeeze affecting even trade finance is producing a sharp economic slowdown and contraction in many parts of the developing world. (more…)
Statement at the UN General Assembly Extraordinary Thematic Dialogue on The World Financial And Economic Crisis And Its Impact On Development, New York
1. The extraordinarily serious global economic crisis has its origins in the developed countries. Developing countries are not responsible, but they are severely affected, and in ways that are worse than the developed countries, as they also lack the means to counter the effects. (more…)
State of Play in Agriculture Negotiations: Country Groupings’ Positions.
The purpose of the present note is to provide an overview of the position of various countries and group of countries active in the WTO agriculture negotiations with respect to critical issues under discussion. (more…)