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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-tnConsumptionDeveloping countries—emerging, middle-income, and least developed—will be going to the Third Financing for Development (FfD) Conference in Addis Ababa in July 2015 with a set of demands to reform and rebalance the international financial system in order to facilitate the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Khor 1Group Adelie penguins going to the water.The new IPCC report indicates the world is doomed if present climate and emission trends continue, but the key solutions are as elusive as before.

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manuel_montes-tnConsumption[If the G20 Builds Platforms for Trading Infrastructure Assets, Will Investors Care?]

 

 

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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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