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News / DT 9 / 2007

Gaza crisis crushes Norway’s Palestine policy

The Hamas military victory in Gaza has dismantled Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre’s ambitious go-it-alone aid policy in the Middle East.

Norway threatens cuts to force UNFPA into line

Norway used the money weapon to force the UN’s Population Fund to change its plan to locate a new regional office in Ethiopia. Norway, UNFPA’s third largest donor, wants the fund to co-locate with other UN agencies, in accordance with principles proposed by a UN reform panel led by the Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg.

Rainforest Foundation’s campaign misleading

An ad campaign encourages Norwegians to recycle drinking cartons in order to save the tropical rainforest. The campaign’s overly-simplified message is misleading because it belittles the economic and political costs of “avoided deforestation".

Full throttle for World Bank forest carbon fund

The issue of how to finance avoided deforestation is about to land in donors’ laps.

DT survey: The Nordic race for top UN positions

Development Today has surveyed the top executive positions held by Nordic citizens in the UN System. Nordic governments use different strategies to secure posts for their nationals. Read the full overview in this issue.