Discussion: What events will make the most difference in changing the aid industry?

A new Development Gateway Members Forum discussion topic has been posted on the dgAid Effectiveness page: ''What Events Will Make the Most Difference in Changing the Aid Industry?'' Almost everyone–from aid donors to recipients–seems to agree that changes are needed in delivering overseas development assistance to make it more effective in reducing poverty. What events… Continue reading Discussion: What events will make the most difference in changing the aid industry?

dgCommunities Member Directory opened

The new Member Directory is up and running, and many of you have established your profiles! We are amazed at the diversity and caliber of the dgCommunities membership, and it is our privilege to serve your needs with online collaborative tools that make a difference. With over 30,000 registered dgCommunities members, the Member Directory provides… Continue reading dgCommunities Member Directory opened

SADC-EU Trade Negotiations

SADC-EU Trade NegotiationsThe challenges of overlapping memberships of regional groupings are coming to the fore as African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries seek a new economic partnership with the European Union (EU). As negotiations for an economic partnership agreement (EPA) swing into gear, regional groupings such as the Southern African Development Community (SADC) find themselves… Continue reading SADC-EU Trade Negotiations

Discussion: Employment Generation and Decent Work for All

Discussion: Employment Generation and Decent Work for AllThe ILO’s International Institute for Labour Studies (IILS) invites experts to participate in the E-forum on ‘‘Employment Generation and Decent Work for All’‘. The E-forum is meant to engage experts, civil society representatives and academia in informal discussions on this topic, in order to enrich the ECOSOC deliberations… Continue reading Discussion: Employment Generation and Decent Work for All

U.N. adopts code of conduct for investments

In April 2006 the United Nations has quietly adopted a code of conduct for businesses worldwide to promote socially responsible investing. The ‘‘Principles for Responsible Investment’‘ provide a framework for avoiding investments in companies with poor records on pollution, labor relations or corporate governance. The voluntary guidelines encourage investors to seek disclosures from companies about… Continue reading U.N. adopts code of conduct for investments

European Commissioner Louis Michel puts forward ideas on restructuring the United Nations

Louis Michel, the European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid appointed to put forward proposals for UN reforms in the areas of development, humanitarian assistance and the environment. At the Panel meetings called by the UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, Mr Michel outlined the following ideas: ‘‘The organisation’s legitimacy must be reinforced through the introduction… Continue reading European Commissioner Louis Michel puts forward ideas on restructuring the United Nations

EU-Latin America/Caribbean Summit in Vienna

See http://ec.europa.eu/comm/world/lac-vienna/Following the EU-Cariforum summit which took place on 12 May 2006 in the framework of the IV EU-Latin America Summit in Vienna, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso announced a ‘‘substantial increase’‘ of EU funding for the 10th EDF programme. He also promised an increase in direct EU assistance for the Caribbean and easier… Continue reading EU-Latin America/Caribbean Summit in Vienna