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News / DT 18 / 2011

Nordics lose ground, dramatic drop in UN top jobs

 
The number of top positions in the United Nations held by Nordic nationals has dropped by almost half in the past four years, a Development Today survey shows. The competition has become stiffer and the Nordics, among the most generous donors to the UN, are losing ground.
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Ethiopia becomes major Norwegian recipient in Africa

 
A multi-year pledge to Ethiopia’s low-carbon strategy - likely to exceed NOK 1 billion - can make the country a top African recipient in the Norwegian aid portfolio.
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Back to the business of fighting world hunger

 
It is time for the UN’s food agency FAO to complete the reform process and get back to the business of fighting world hunger. In an interview with DT, the new FAO chief says he aims to win back donor confidence, but asks them to stop micro-managing.
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‘Optimistic’ about progress on rights in Addis

 
Despite the charging of opposition politicians and journalists with terrorism-related offences, Finland’s ambassador to Ethiopia remains optimistic about the country’s democratic progress.
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IFAD receives 25 per cent increase

 
Donors pledged a record USD 1.5 billion to IFAD at its recent replenishment meeting in Rome. This represents a 25 per cent increase since the last round.
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Solheim plays down aggressive UN hiring strategy

 
During his first years in office Development Minister Erik Solheim tried to press UN agencies to hire more Norwegians. It didn’t help. This year the strategy was dropped.
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Growing public support for aid in Sweden

 
Public confidence in the way development assistance is managed in Sweden has never been higher. This is the conclusion of a recent survey carried out by Statistics Sweden.
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Friis Bach signs pact with Goldman Sachs

 
The Danish Development Minister Christian Friis Bach has signed an innovative public-private partnership agreement in support of women entrepreneurs in developing countries with the Goldman Sachs Foundation and the US State Department.
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