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MDG8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development

MDG8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development
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Sri Lankan govt secures 75pc of 2007 aid quantum

Apr 21, 2008 08:31 AM Sri Lankan Government has received more than 75 percent of foreign aid out of the Rs.100 billion anticipated for the year 2007 with the signing of agreements to receive Rs.72 billion within the first four months of the year.

Regional co-operation & globalisation

Apr 21, 2008 08:29 AM The ‘Globalisation Years’ between 2003 and 2007 have seen the per capita gross domestic product (GDP) of developing countries increase by 30%. Less than 10 of the world’s 143 developing nations are likely to see a fall in real per capita income in 2007.

SAARC to ensure regional food security

Apr 21, 2008 08:26 AM SAARC countries have recently launched the South Asia Food Security Programme with an estimated cost of US$ 25 million. Together Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will strive to improve crop production and nutrition in the region by pooling together scientific and natural resources.

Developing countries welcome WTO proposal on farm trade

Feb 20, 2008 08:30 AM Developing countries last week hailed the WTO proposal to cut taxes on agricultural exports by a minimum of 54%, while voicing their reservations on the draft on industrial products. Launched in 2001, the Doha negotiations on multilateral trade aim at forging a North-South consensus on trade in farm and manufactured goods.

WSF supporters bring adverse effects of globalisation to the fore

Jan 28, 2008 03:35 PM On January 26, while India was busy celebrating its Republic Day, some at its commercial capital Mumbai were taking out processions to mark the World Social Forum’s Global Day of Action to insist that ‘Another World is Possible’.

UK to double aid to Myanmar

Jan 17, 2008 01:35 PM In wake of Myanmar’s humanitarian crisis and demands by various activist groups, the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) has announced doubling its humanitarian aid to £18 million over the next three years. Around one-third of the country's poor survive on less than US$ 1 a day.

Partnerships for improving girls' education

Feb 15, 2007 07:00 AM Gender equality in education can only be met by concerted action. Stronger partnerships are needed to increase opportunities for the millions of girls and women excluded from education, but of what kind? A new publication by Oxfam takes a close look at the issue.

The struggle for affordable medicines

Jan 29, 2007 08:45 AM India, which amended its patent laws for TRIPS-compliance in 2005, introduced a clause to ensure that pharmaceuticals did not block the entry of low-cost generic drugs.

Norway breaks silence on "Illegitimate Debt"

Oct 04, 2006 08:40 AM Anti-debt campaigners are hailing as groundbreaking Monday's decision by Norway to cancel 80 million dollars in debt owed by five poor nations after it determined that the loans were not granted in a good faith effort to promote development.

Young people worldwide can eradicate poverty

Aug 09, 2006 08:45 AM The world’s young people, now numbering more than 1 billion, are a major human resource for development, and can be key agents of innovation and positive social change.

Bangladesh lists products for duty-free market access under WTO

Apr 21, 2006 08:40 AM Bangladesh has finalised a list of 1,017 products to try to get duty-free market access to the WTO member countries. It was agreed at the last WTO ministerial meeting in Hong Kong that 97 per cent of products from the least-developed countries (LDCs) would be allowed duty-free access to the markets of WTO member nations.

Snippets 3rd from the WTO meet at Hong Kong

Dec 15, 2005 12:00 AM OneWorld South Asia's Dr Nilay Ranjan, who is currently attending the World Trade Organisation meet at Hong Kong has sent in snippets from the city. Read on about the Indian stand on subsidies, Korean farmers, globalisation and a UNDP meet on services trade.

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