WORLDVIEWS

The World Trade Organization: Seeking a Fair Balance of Interests

WTO conference in Bali 2013

Working most of the time, far away from the attention of the world public, an international organization was recently in the limelight: the World Trade Organization. After lengthy negotiations on liberalization measures in world trade, which started in 2001 and dragged on because of considerable differences of opinion between the developed and the developing countries, … Read more

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Brazilian Wins Chief Post at the World Trade Organization

Roberto Azevedo of Brazil

The World Trade Organization has voted in a new director-general, Roberto Azevedo, Brazil’s ambassador to the trade group, pushing aside Mexico’s hopes of winning the seat for Herminio Blanco, a former trade minister. Azevedo replaces Pascal Lamy of France and will take office Sept. 1 for a four-year term. The vote, held by consensus behind … Read more

WORLDVIEWS

The True Strengths of the WHO

WHO cholera outbreak in Sierra Leone

BERLIN — The foundation of the World Health Organization in 1948 as one of the specialized agencies of the United Nations was a milestone in the history of global health efforts. It established not only the “highest attainable standard of health” for all people as a primary goal in the WHO constitution, but it also … Read more

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