WTO ministers adopt waiver to permit preferential treatment of LDC service suppliers

Geneva, 17 December 2011

Trade ministers at the 8th WTO Ministerial Conference in Geneva today, 17 December 2011, adopted a waiver to enable developing and developed-country Members to provide preferential treatment to services and service suppliers of least-developed country (LDC) Members. 

Durban conference delivers breakthrough in international community's response to climate change

Durban, 11 December 2011

Countries meeting in Durban, South Africa, have delivered a breakthrough on the future of the international community's response to climate change, whilst recognizing the urgent need to raise their collective level of ambition to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to keep the average global temperature rise below two degrees Celsius.

World leaders gathered for the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness

Busan, 1 December 2011

In Busan, Korea, at the occasion of the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF-4,  29 November-1 December 2011), over 3000 delegates met to review progress on implementing the principles of the Paris Declaration. They also discussed how to maintain the relevance of the aid effectiveness agenda in the context of the evolving development landscape.

Vaccines against major childhood diseases to reach 37 more countries

Geneva, 27 September 2011

The GAVI Alliance today announced it will provide funding for 16 more developing countries to introduce rotavirus vaccines and 18 more countries to introduce pneumococcal vaccines -- a major step towards protecting children against severe diarrhoea and pneumonia -- the two leading child killers.