(July 10, 2003) Mark Malloch Brown, Administrator of the UNDP, noted that the United States could not complain if the South Africans reneged on apartheid debt – for the US itself has recently called for the 100 per cent cancellation of all Iraqi debt.
The legal doctrine of odious debts was given shape by Alexander Nahum Sack in 1927. Sack, a lawyer in Tsarist Russia, adviser to the Provisional Government in 1917, and after the Russian […]
(July 6, 2009) Much has been said about Ghana’s oil and the revenue that is supposed to flow into her coffers by 2010.
(May 14, 2008) Evidence shows lack of oversight, retaliation, and program ties to terrorist group.
(August 12, 2002) Interview with Salah Al-Sheikhly, former head of Iraq’s Central Bank.
(February 8, 2005) Malawi is $2.9 billion in debt but the cash that was borrowed hasn’t done Simao Aloni or his home village of Chiromo any good. Campaigners for debt relief argue that as a result, the people of dirt-poor Malawi shouldn’t be burdened with it.
(September 8, 2004) The subject of corruption is taboo in Equatorial Guinea’s tightly-controlled media, but some of the government’s publicised spending choices are enough to set tongues wagging.
(April 22, 2004) UN polls shows more than half would choose a return to dictatorship if it meant an end to poverty.
(May 1, 2002) A story of a north-south partnership against corruption.
(September 2, 1995) Contrary to its ideals of promoting “pro-poor, pro-nature, pro-jobs and pro-women” sustainable human development, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has a dismal history of supporting some of the largest and most destructive development projects in the world.
UN body financing the destruction of two major river systems