Wednesday, November 30, 2011

World Aid Donors Gather In South Korea To Plot Strategy Amid Economic Crisis

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks at opening session of Fourth High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan. UN News Centre

Global Leaders Gather In SKorea Amid Financial Jitters For World’s Premier Aid Forum -- Washington Post/AP

SEOUL, South Korea — Thousands of government and private aid officials converge this week on the port city of Busan for a summit aimed at making sure billions of dollars in global aid money gets to the people who need it most.

The world’s premier development aid forum — the fourth of its kind since 2003 — starts Tuesday and comes at a sensitive time for those pushing to better coordinate efforts to help the poor.

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More News On The World Aid Forum In South Korea

At aid forum, Ban urges countries to not turn their backs on the world’s poor -- UN News Centre
International Conference in South Korea to Assess Effectiveness, Impact of Aid -- Voice of America
World aid donors plot strategy amid economic crisis -- Reuters
From rags to riches, South Korea hosts forum on international aid -- L.A. Times
Global donors plot better ways to spend aid billions -- AFP
Clinton: Aid for world’s poor is national security priority even during economic turmoil -- Washington Post/AP
China pulls out of aid partnership -- The Guardian
Rwanda demands end to tied aid -- The Guardian

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