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As UN development council opens session, Annan says growth not enough

As the United Nations' main forum for development issues opened its policy session today, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said that economic growth alone is not enough to improve the living conditions of the world's poor, even if the current robust economic growth rates in developing regions, including sub-Saharan Africa, continue.

Global leaders and experts to open annual meeting of UN development council

The annual meeting of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) opens tomorrow as government leaders and agency chiefs address the raft of issues on the UN's development agenda, from poverty and human rights to issues in trade, markets, telecommunications and infrastructure.