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Issue 1/Jan-Feb 2013

More and more trade within TNC value chains
Global trade is increasingly dominated by the complex and circuitous routes followed by goods and services as they are upgraded into finished products, a recent UNCTAD report says. And developing countries' share of value-added trade is growing rapidly.
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Post-2015 debate: The need for a fresh start
The international aspects of the MDGs are set out in Goal 8 which seeks to develop a global partnership for development. The objectives enunciated in the MDGs are long on words. But it would seem that outcomes have been short on substance. Indeed, Goal 8 has turned out to be simply inadequate. In the international context, the focus of MDGs is much too narrow.
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A balance of the Euro-crisis
2012 was a dramatic year for the EU. The crisis could not be brought under control. It was just like with the Hydra in Greek mythology: once that one of the monster's heads had been decollated, another one was growing again.
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Prolong the transition period for LDCs under TRIPS
More than 370 civil society organisations from around the world concerned with access to medicines, to educational resources, to environmentally sound technologies (ESTs), and to other public goods and cultural creations and further concerned with farmers' rights, food security, human flourishing, sustainable and equitable technological and industrial development in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) have sent an Open letter to the WTO.
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Issue 2/Mar-Apr 2013


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