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manuel_montes-tnAkha Coffee WorkerThirty years ago, the United Nations adopted the Declaration on the Right to Development (“the Declaration”).   Is this anniversary worth celebrating?  Has this declaration outlived its usefulness and its anniversary best forgotten?   My answer is NO.

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manuel_montes-tnFinancial_InstitutionsAs the international community wades into the political discussions regarding the alternatives to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) after 2015 and the design of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as mandated by the Rio+20 conference, it is timely to consider the question of whether development is a matter mostly of individual effort on the part of nation-states or whether there are elements in the international economic system that could serve as significant obstacles to national development efforts.

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Khor 1WHOThe pulse of the state of health in the world was taken at the recent World Health Assembly which promoted universal health coverage and pledged to act on antibiotic resistance and on several diseases.

 

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yilmaz-akyuzConsumptionYilmaz Akyuz, Chief Economist of the South Centre, reasons that development will need far more than the MDG plans.

 

 

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Khor 1ChildrenPolitical leaders reviewed the UN’s Millennium Goals and agreed to launch negotiations for a Development Summit in 2015, a welcome re-commitment to development which is difficult to achieve.

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