Reworking Finance to Serve People and the Environment

Reworking Finance to Serve People and the Environment   By Silvia Giannelli FLORENCE, May 21 2013 (IPS) – The wake of the global financial crisis, as many national governments in Europe cut back on services to citizens and used public money to rescue banks, taught many people a valuable lesson. “Nowadays …

Un Official Highlights Role Of Business Sector In Achieving Sustainable Development

UN OFFICIAL HIGHLIGHTS ROLE OF BUSINESS SECTOR IN ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT New York, Apr 11 2012 3:05PM The business and industry sectors play a key role in leading countries towards sustainable development, a top United Nations official said today, adding that their collaboration and partnerships with governments are essential to …

Measures Adopted At Un Trade Conference To Benefit Organic Farmers In Poor Countries

MEASURES ADOPTED AT UN TRADE CONFERENCE TO BENEFIT ORGANIC FARMERS IN POOR COUNTRIES New York, Feb 17 2012 3:05PM Two agreements that will help farmers in poor countries participate more fully in the organic food sector were signed at a United Nations-backed conference on development and trade, the UN announced …

Ban Underlines The Role Of Information Technologies In Accelerating Development

BAN UNDERLINES THE ROLE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES IN ACCELERATING DEVELOPMENT New York, May 16 2011 1:05PM Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today underlined the role of information and communications technologies (ICTs) in accelerating socio-economic development, highlighting their potential to enable the delivery of basic social services to even the remotest areas of …