Re-organising the UN on the ground will benefit Tanzania, but the biggest issue for Africa in the UN reform discussion is representation on the UN Security Council, says Tanzanian Foreign Minister Bernard Membe in an interview with Development Today.
Separate the strategy for humanitarian assistance to Burma from the sanctions discussion, and consider providing aid through state channels, argues Thant Myint-U, grandson of the former UN Secretary General U Thant.
With Norway’s recent decision to resume political and economic relations with the Palestinian government - the first Western government to do so - Norway simultaneously reclaims its role as a player in the region.
A new World Bank report analyses the role of the Bank’s soft loan arm the International Development Association (IDA) in the new global aid architecture. This background document has been prepared for the IDA 15 replenishment negotiations, which could well turn out to be a crossroads for IDA.
Norwegian Development Minister Erik Solheim (Socialist Left) is linking the negotiations concerning the 15th replenishment of IDA, the World Bank’s soft loan arm, to the Bank’s response on conditionality issues raised by the Norwegian government.
World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz has invited the former magistrate and anti-corruption expert Eva Joly to join a small working group on fighting corruption to be headed by the Nigerian former Finance Minister Ngosi Okonjo-Iweala.