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Max-Otto Baumann

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Max-Otto Baumann is a senior research for the German Development Institute, a federally-financed think tank based in Bonn. His work focuses on institutional and political aspects of UN development cooperation.

 

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Qu Dongyu was recently re-elected as director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organization, a specialized agency within the United Nations system. This news directs attention to a trend that has come under increasing scrutiny: China’s expanding engagement with the UN development pillar. …

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The reform of the United Nations development system has been a key project of Secretary-General António Guterres’s first term. Bold changes were planned to reposition the system to meet the needs of the 2030 Agenda — the Sustainable Development Goals. …

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BONN, Germany — Member states of the United Nations are now negotiating reform proposals for the world body’s development system. In the latest draft resolution, they welcome the secretary-general’s proposal for “advancing common business operations” and “request” for their “implementation,” in …

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