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Issue 3/May-Jun 2012

Pressure in the vulcan reaches critical point
The EU continues to be unable to solve its multiple crises. The risk of a default of Greece on repayment of its debt (bonds) in the next three months, or of the country leaving the Euro has increased considerably. It becomes ever clearer that, after four years of permanent crisis, the worst is still to come and that June 2012 might be the point where the crisis takes on new dimensions.
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New Global Partnership for Development?
In Paris the final negotiations are being held on the form the new "Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation" should take. In November 2011 it was decided at the Busan High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness that this new body should be set up by June 2012. However, a global partnership should be part of the UN.
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The global water grab
Around the world, water resources are being targeted by investors, explicitly and implicitly, in what can be called a 'global water grab'. This involves the taking control and the redirection of valuable water resources by financially powerful actors.
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Victory at UNCTAD XIII
After a week of intense negotiations, civil society groups welcomed a rare victory on 26 April in the final Declaration of the UNCTAD XIII conference in Doha, Qatar. The final Declaration provides support - approved by the developing and developed countries alike - for a strong mandate for UNCTAD's vital work on financial and related crises.
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UNCTAD XIII: Which role and mandate next?
WDEV presents here a rolling documentation of the UNCTAD XIII conference taking place in Doha/Qatar from 21 to 26 April 2012. The main theme of the conference is "Development-centred globalisation: Towards inclusive and sustainable growth and development".
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The battle for UNCTAD's future
You wouldn't know it from the mainstream press, but there is a huge fight brewing over the future of global economic governance that came to a head at a conference in Doha, Qatar, this week. There, governments from around the world joined the 13th meeting of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD XIII).
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