Monday, December 09, 2019

DT 18 / 2011

Nordics lose ground, dramatic drop in UN top jobs

The number of top positions in the United Nations held by Nordic nationals has dropped by almost half in the past four years, a Development Today survey shows. The competition has become stiffer and the Nordics, among the most generous donors to the UN, are losing ground.

Ethiopia becomes major Norwegian recipient in Africa

A multi-year pledge to Ethiopia’s low-carbon strategy - likely to exceed NOK 1 billion - can make the country a top African recipient in the Norwegian aid portfolio.

Back to the business of fighting world hunger

It is time for the UN’s food agency FAO to complete the reform process and get back to the business of fighting world hunger. In an interview with DT, the new FAO chief says he aims to win back donor confidence, but asks them to stop micro-managing.