Topic: Doha Development Round
Obama's State of the Union bid to create vast free-trade areas with Europe and Asia signals that, by the end of his presidency, two pillars of a globalized trading system could be in place.
UN talks for a new pact to curb greenhouse emissions and slow climate change are underway in Qatar. Negotiators hope to extend the Kyoto Protocol. The concentration of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide has jumped 20 percent since 2000, according to a U.N. report released last week
The G20 has failed to follow through on its coordinated reform agenda. In Cannes this November, G20 leaders must empower a truly independent International Monetary Fund to require real financial reforms – for all nations, regardless of their relationship with the IMF.
09/20/2011 03:11 pm
African trade officials convened in South Africa this week to announce the start of negotiations on a continental free trade zone that would incorporate 26 countries and cost almost a trillion dollars.
06/16/2011 04:57 pm
World trade suffered its worst slump since the Great Depression in 2008 and 2009.
11/10/2010 09:03 am
Obama says India should have a permanent seat on the UN Security Council, but needs to use its growing global clout to boost democratic institutions.
11/08/2010 02:58 pm
France's Bernard Kouchner, Japan's Katsuya Okada, and Belgium's Charles Michel discuss innovative financing to fund development projects that will help lift up the world's poorest people.
08/31/2010 09:45 am
With American consumers pulling back, these other economies have also been slowing down. This means Obama won’t easily find the export markets they need to create enough jobs to make up for the vanishing American consumer.
07/12/2010 09:06 am
As competing agendas descend upon Toronto for this weekend’s G20 summit, the so-called BRIC countries expect to get an equal voice, but less-developed countries remain concerned about being heard.
06/25/2010 03:56 pm
Global Viewpoint Brazilian President Lula: BRIC countries must forge a transparent system of global governance
Brazilian President Lula weighs in on the BRIC summit where Brazil, Russia, India, and China showed they are committed to building a joint diplomatic and creative approach to world issues.
04/16/2010 04:17 pm