Archive - Ott 10, 2006 - Article

Report 4 on UNCTAD meetings: Lively UNCTAD debate on policy space, development strategy

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9 Ottobre, 2006
An interesting debate took place at the Trade and Development Board (TDB) of UNCTAD on the question of "policy space", on the imbalances of existing multilateral rules in some areas and their absence in others, and the impact of this on developing countries' ability to formulate national development policies.

Report 5 on UNCTAD meetings: Global, national policy reform stressed in UNCTAD MTR report

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9 Ottobre, 2006
Proposals for better United Nations system-wide coherence should start by addressing the need for coordinated economic global policy-making, which is lagging behind the problems caused by increasing interdependence.

U.S. Wants WTO Breakthrough Within Six Months, Schwab Says

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9 Ottobre, 2006
The top U.S. trade negotiator vowed to push for a breakthrough in negotiations at the World Trade Organization within the next six months so that lawmakers can be convinced to extend trade negotiating authority.

Economists in plea to open up food markets

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9 Ottobre, 2006
About 100 professional economists have called on rich countries to kick-start the stalled world trade talks by opening up their food markets.

Reports on UNCTAD's Annual Board (TDB) Session: Report 1 on the Opening

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9 Ottobre, 2006
The UN Trade and Development Board's annual session started today with UNCTAD Secretary-General Dr Supachai Panitchpakdi giving his opening statement as scheduled.

Report 2 of UNCTAD meetings: Supachai and Lamy give views on Doha suspension at TDB

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9 Ottobre, 2006
The suspension of the World Trade Organisation's Doha negotiations should not lower the expectations for the development dimension of the Doha Round.

Report 7 of UNCTAD meetings: Supachai outlines reform measures at UNCTAD MTR meeting

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9 Ottobre, 2006
A brief outline of how he intends to undertake some internal reforms in UNCTAD was given by its Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi at the policy dialogue of UNCTAD's Mid-Term Review on 4 October.

Report 3 on UNCTAD meetings: Doha talks should resume but on development basis

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9 Ottobre, 2006
The World Trade Organisation's Doha negotiations should resume as soon as possible, and on the basis of the development mandate and principle so that the developing countries will really benefit, according to many developing countries individually or through their groupings.

Report 6 on UNCTAD meetings: Focus on Round's content, not just its completion, says Indian Minister Kamal Nath

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9 Ottobre, 2006
Although there is a lot of talk about the need for completion of the World Trade Organisation's Doha Round, the content of the Round's outcome is just as important and there should be emphasis on this content instead as talk of a Development Round has been rhetorical so far, according to India's Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal Nath.