Tuesday, May 20, 2008

South Centre in Media (AllAfrica/Africa Focus)- Africa: UN Conference on Trade and Development

The South Centre piece on UNCTAD XII appears at (AllAfrica/Africa Focus)....

AfricaFocus (Washington, DC). "Attempts to take matters outside of the United Nations (UN), such as at G7/8 meetings or at the World Economic Forum, have not been inclusive or democratic. The UN, with all its weaknesses, is still the only multilateral intergovernmental democratic institution the world has, and UNCTAD [United Nations Conference on Trade and Development] is part of that machinery.... Unfortunately, UNCTAD seems to have been further compromised in Accra." - Yash Tandon, Executive Director, South Centre.