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Developing nations need room for policy flexibility, says UN economic body

The world’s poorer countries must be allowed room for policy manoeuvre as they try to improve their economic performance, the United Nations agency that seeks to integrate developing nations into the global economy said today as it reviewed its work over the past two years.

Aid for Trade important for development of poor countries, UN official says

An aid programme to build better trade policy and to overcome supply constraints for developing countries is one of the most important results of the recent Hong Kong ministerial conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO), a top UN trade official said today at the opening of the Aid for Trade meeting in Geneva.

Boosting South-South financing can be a ‘win-win game’ – UN official

Noting that trade between developing countries had for most of the past 20 years grown faster than world trade, the head of a United Nations agency told a gathering of financial institutions based in developing countries that finding ways to strengthen South-South financing can be “a win-win game.”