Air and Water in the OECD Report

Around the world urban air pollution is expected to become one of the biggest environmental causes of premature death in the coming decades. According to an OECD report by 2050, there could be 3.6 million premature deaths a year from exposure to particulate matter. Most of those deaths are expected to come from China and [...]

ANGOLA : Strongly urge IMF to delay disbursement of any further funds

Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, Washington Re: ANGOLA : Strongly urge IMF to delay disbursement of any further funds Dear Managing Director Lagarde, I am  writing  urge the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Executive Board to withhold the final $130 million to the government of [...]

For US Jim Yong Kim, Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala now unlikely to replace Zoellick at the World Bank

President Obama’s surprise announcement, Friday, of South Korean-born US academic, Jim Yong Kim, as the United States Nominee for World Bank president stayed growing hopes of seeing the Nigeria’s Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala succeed Robert Zoellick after 30th of June this year. Former Colombian finance minister, Jose Antonio Ocampo, and Okonjo-Iweala have been the top [...]

International civil society organizations ask for the renewal of the UN Special Rapporteur Dr. Ahmad Shaheed’s mandate on the human rights situation in Iran

In a letter that was published today, several international civil society organizations urged the UN Human Rights Council to renew the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur Dr. Ahmad Shaheed. Dr. Shaheed recently presented a reports on the situation of the human rights in Iran. The report was widely welcomed by the human rights groups [...]

The G20 Under the Mexican Presidency

Mexico took on the presidency of the G20 in December 2011 at a moment of multiple crises. The nation shares the presidency with a “three-member management Troika of past, present and future chairs”, this year, France and Russia.1 As chair, Mexico is responsible for establishing a temporary secretariat to coordinate work and prepare for and [...]

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