Rome, Sept. 2015 – Europe was constructed without secure beams, and those are now visibly coming apart. The idea that a common currency would be enough to integrate 28 countries could have held true with the appropriate generation of politicians still in place. But the present one is incapable of dreams and visions, and the refugee crisis is a good example.
Roberto Bissio, Montevideo, 8 September - Just a week before the deadline for submitting national offers on liberalization of services sectors under the on-going "secret" talks for a "Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA), Uruguay President Tabar? V?zquez decided on Monday, 7 September, to abandon the plurilateral negotiations and has directed the government to comply.
Consensus on Post-2015 development agenda struck behind closed doors - Compromises in the final 48 hours -
by Bhumika Muchhala, Ranja Sengupta and Chee Yoke Ling, Third World Network (6 August 2015)
(Note: The final outcome document of the post-2015 development agenda has not yet been officially published by the UN Secretariat. This article is based on the last published text of the outcome document of late Saturday night, 1 August 2015. A full analysis will be made by Third World Network when the text is officially available.)
Post 2015 Development Agenda debate on MoI: To annex or not to annex FfD3 outcome, that is the question
Post-2015 development agenda debate on Means of Implementation (Part 1 of 2): To annex or not to annex FfD3 outcome, that is the question
By Bhumika Muchhala | The Post-2015 development agenda debate on means of implementation (MoI) pits the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) against the Financing for Development Addis outcome document at the final scheduled negotiations taking place in New York (20 to 31 July 2015).
by Roberto Savio | Greece was the civilization where drama and farce were established as forms of theatre. The negotiations with the Eurozone were a drama for the Greek people, and a farce for the European leaders. In fact, it is a dramatic for all, that this brings to an end of the most radical dream after the Second World War.
Let us see why. It will be a little long, but without examining a little history it is impossible to understand how we came to this situation.
By Leonard Wanyama | Concluding his article in the Sunday Nation of 7th of June 2015, Why Kenya's Regional Powerhouse Status Is under Serious Threat, Professor Karuti Kanyinga stated that the energies required of the Jubilee Administration for regional leadership are being consumed by an inconsistency of development action and institutional corruption. My opinion sees his viewpoint as an assertion on governance challenges rather than failures in external relations.
A paucity of political ambition yields a tragic retrogression from the Monterrey and Doha agreements, while no new financial commitments are made for the Sustainable Development Goals
by Bhumika Muchhala and Ranja Sengupta, Third World Network
The Third Conference on Financing for Development: Outcome document adopted without intergovernmental tax body or new financial commitments
Negotiations conclude in bad faith as developed countries reject final hour proposals for improvements to the UN tax committee, let alone a global tax body.
Source: Daily Monitor, Uganda
ROME, Jun (IPS) - With little fanfare, the German IFO Institute for Economic Research recently published a report on population projections for Germany which states simply that the country's population is shrinking fast.
The country has lost 1.5 million inhabitants since the last census in 2011 and it is estimated that it will have fallen from the 82.5 million in 2003 to 66 million in 2060, when Great Britain (if it still exists as such), will be the most populated country in Europe.