687, 16-30 April 2019
makes case for a Global Green New Deal
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Green New Deal needed to deliver on 2030 Agenda
UN agency presents the case for a Global Green New Deal to reverse
the ills of the current world economic environment and realize the
internationally agreed Sustainable Development Goals.
economy at an all-time low, says UNCTAD
UN development body has highlighted the ruinous impact of the Israeli
occupation on the Palestinian economy.
duties moratorium “asymmetrical” for South
Africa and India have argued in the WTO against maintaining the current
halt to customs duties on electronic transmissions, saying that the
freeze is eroding public revenues in developing countries and hurting
their digital industrialization prospects.
D. Ravi Kanth
of Jamaican envoy as rules chair blocked
member states have failed to agree on a new chairperson for the negotiating
body handling the fisheries subsidies talks, which are currently hamstrung
by divisions over, among other issues, differential treatment for
D. Ravi Kanth
the United Nations-World Economic Forum partnership agreement
an open letter to the UN Secretary-General, over 250 national and
international civil society groups have denounced the UN’s “strategic
partnership” with the World Economic Forum, calling it a form of “corporate
capture” that undermines the independence and effectiveness of the
multilateral body. The text of the September open letter is reproduced
fiscal policy needed to counter economic downturn
light of the declining economic outlook, developing-country governments
should turn to counter-cyclical expansionary fiscal policy, spending
not only to buffer the downswing but also to lay the foundations for
Jomo Kwame Sundaram
multinationals continue to avoid paying hundreds of billions of dollars
Palanský explains how multinational firms dodge taxes, depriving
countries of much-needed revenue, and how to
put an end to this practice.
are a sign of economic failure
Lawson questions the economic and social utility of extreme wealth.