On its last summit, the African Union has accepted the request of Haiti to join as an associate member. This noteworthy event shows that regional organizations are based on some other underlying factors rather than just geographical proximity.
From BRIC to hosting both the World Cup and the Olympics, it is widely known that Brazil is assuming a larger importance in the international scenario. What are the reasons for the country’s success and what has changed in the life of its citizens?
In 1975, when the donor world economy was around half its current size, the Millennium Development Goals would have required much more than 1 percent of GNP from the donors. Today, we can halve extreme poverty with just 0.7 percent of GNP. Are we on track to do that?
The 8 September 2000, during the 8th plenary meeting at the United Nations General Assembly a historic resolution was adopted. Under the code A/55/L.2 the General Assembly joined efforts and approaches by adopting the so called United Nations Millennium Declaration. The Declaration was concreted in 8 goals, which received the name of ‘Millennium Development Goals’.