The folly of food aid

Financial Times – Editorial comment Published: September 28 2005 03:00 | Last updated: September 28 2005 03:00 Shipments of donated food to poor countries have emerged as an unlikely sticking point in the Doha round trade talks. European negotiators say… Continue Reading

To save the world from hell

By Samantha Power -Le Monde diplomatique. The United Nations dossier – To save the world from hell There will be an exceptional summit of world leaders in New York this month to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of… Continue Reading

Building a Safer World

Videoconference Links People Across the World to Discuss Ways to Address World Poverty, Hunger, and Health WASHINGTON—As part of The People Speak, a series of discussions on international policy and the role of the United Nations, engaged citizens of Washington,… Continue Reading

US, UN find common ground

Commentary, John Hughes The Christian Science Monitor SALT LAKE CITY – Last week wasn’t a great one for President Bush. He was buffeted by political fallout over the tardy governmental response to hurricane Katrina. Violence continued apace in Iraq. While… Continue Reading

The alternative UN

Le Monde diplomatique. What kind of new worldwide organisation could be established that would truly defend humankind’s common resources and limit the major powers? Here are some suggestions for further debate. By Monique Chemillier-Gendreau THE reform of the United Nations… Continue Reading

IMF Policies Thwart Poverty Goals

Jim Lobe WASHINGTON, Sep 19 (IPS) – If U.S. President George W. Bush is serious about his enthusiastic embrace last week at the United Nations of democracy and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to slash global poverty, he will press… Continue Reading