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Realizing the Right to Development

The event “Realizing a vision for transformative development” was held in commemoration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Right to Development. Roberto Bissio, ITeM's Executive Director, who participated in the event, highlighted that removing the obstacles for development cooperation is essential. The launch of the publication “Realizing the Right to Development: Essays in Commemoration of 25 Years of the United Nations Declaration on the Right to Development” was held on…
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Walking an Economic Tightrope with No Safety Net

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 16 2013 (IPS) - With the richest one percent of the population now owning 40 percent of global assets, and the bottom half sharing just one percent, inequality is fast being recognised as a stubborn underlying obstacle to development.  In recent decades, despite steady economic growth, inequality has risen in most countries and in nearly every region of the world. It takes various forms, from income gaps to unequal political access. And it…
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Debate necessary on UN’s partnership facility

By Roberto Bissio* | IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis MONTEVIDEO (IDN) - According to the official schedule, approved by the United Nations General Assembly in New York, negotiations on a "new development agenda" to replace the Millennium Development Goals should begin in September 2014, in order to give countries time to study the issue. This will culminate in a Development Summit in 2015 attended by heads of state and government. However, the creation of a "partnership facility", which…
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