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Agenda to Bring New Corporate Issues into the WTO is Defeated, But So Are Developing Countries' Demands for More Policy Space for Development

Deborah James | Posted 12.29.2015 | World
Deborah James

Nairobi, Kenya - At the first ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Africa, it was clear that the majority of members opposed f...

After Paris, Developing Nations Are Charting a Path to Green Growth. That's Historic.

Yvo de Boer | Posted 12.22.2015 | World
Yvo de Boer

SEOUL -- Today, China has not only committed to capping emissions by 2030 and has invested more than $80 billion in renewable energy initiatives; it is expected after Paris to roll out its most far-reaching national plan for mitigating climate change, including a potential carbon tax as well as national emissions-trading schemes.

Future of WTO Negotiations Hangs in the Balance at G20 Trade Ministers' Meeting

Deborah James | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics
Deborah James

On July 19, Trade Ministers from the G20 group of countries will convene for their annual meeting in Sydney, Australia. The meetings can be used to build consensus toward positions that can be brought back to forums where decisions can be enforced, such as the WTO. And this is exactly what the US plans to do.

Zach Carter

U.S. Pushing To End Cheap Drugs For Poorest Nations | Zach Carter | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is seeking to curb efforts to exempt the world's poorest countries from expansive trade rules that would substa...

Can Half Of The World's Least Developed Countries Escape Poverty By 2020?

Posted 05.29.2011 | Impact

In anticipation of the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries, a group of leading development experts has released a report...