The annual WSIS Forum has become a global multistakeholder platform

The annual WSIS Forum has become a global multistakeholder platform for coordination of the implementation of the WSIS Outcomes. The Forum, co-organized by ITU, UNESCO, undp and UNCTAD, in close collaboration with all WSIS Action Line facilitators/co-facilitators and other UN organizations (ITU, UNESCO, UNDP, unctad UNDESA, FAO, UNEP, WHO, ILO, …

Sustainable Development Update – 26 March 2014 – Sustainable Development Policy & Practice

World Bank Report Proposes Priorities for Sustainable Urbanization 25_March_2014: ‘Urban China: Toward Efficient, Inclusive and Sustainable Urbanization,’ a report by the World Bank and China’s Development Research Center, proposes a ‘new urbanization’ path that will be environmentally sustainable, ensure food security, better allocate capital, labor and land, and place people …

CSRwire: The Failure of Fiduciary Duty: A Ready-to-Use Corporate Umbrella?

  Daily News Alert   The Failure of Fiduciary Duty: A Ready-to-Use Corporate Umbrella? “Companies that use the excuse of “fiduciary duty” to avoid good corporate behavior aren’t serving their investors well.” It used to be that the relationship between a stockowner and a company was clear. You invested money, …

NEW UPDATE: IMF & World Bank Spring Meetings, Upcoming Events

IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings: Upcoming Events Greetings! ¡Saludos! ?????! Salutations! !?????? Dear Hazel,   New Rules for Global Finance invites you to attend the session “The Financial Stability Board: Views from Insiders and from Campaigners” at the upcoming IMF-World Bank 2013 Spring Meetings. More information about this event is below as well as …

UNCSD Update – 28 February 2013 – Sustainable Development Policy & Practice

    A compilation of items recently posted to the Sustainable Development Policy & Practice knowledgebase Latest News – 28 February 2013 EC Issues Proposal for Post-2015 Agenda 27_February 2013: The European Commission (EC) has released its common approach to global development goals. The Communication, titled “A Decent Life for All: Ending poverty and giving the world a sustainable future,” calls for addressing environmental …

Revised UN Convention Seeks To Encourage Investment, Combat Corporate Tax Evasion

REVISED UN CONVENTION SEEKS TO ENCOURAGE INVESTMENT, COMBAT CORPORATE TAX EVASION New York, Mar 14 2012 6:05PM The United Nations announced today that it has updated a set of guidelines to prevent double taxation between countries, as well as to avoid tax evasion, which costs countries $3.1 trillion every year. …

Information Technology Plays Critical Role in Achieving An Objective, Says Ban

New York, Sep 19 2011  2:05PM The United Nations must leverage the power of information and communications technology (ICT) to the fullest in its response to political, economic and environmental challenges and to improve the delivery of its services, says Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Addressing a meeting at UN Headquarters on …