Archive for November, 2008

United Nations Democracy Fund invites civil society organizations to apply for funding

5th November 2008 Uncategorized

The United Nations Democracy Fund hereby invites civil society organizations to apply for funding for projects to promote democracy. Project proposals may be submitted on-line between 10 November 2007 and 31 December 2008 at (more…)

Border officials work overtime to help Zimbabwean asylum seekers

5th November 2008 Uncategorized

MUSINA, South Africa – Bravieouse Moloi still can’t get over how quickly it took for officials to grant her permission to remain in South Africa while her asylum request is processed. Less than a week after crossing the border from her native Zimbabwe, the 19-year-old has an asylum seeker permit and is looking for work. (more…)

Fairness for Emerging Markets

4th November 2008 Uncategorized

By Kemal Davis

The crisis that has threatened the global economy since August 2007 has unfolded in an accelerating succession of phases. October’s phase was the spread to emerging markets. A key step in fighting what could become a severe worldwide depression is making massive credit lines available to most emerging-market economies, which have been experiencing the repercussions of the deleveraging and associated credit crunch in the advanced economies. This issue will be central to the Nov. 15 meeting in Washington of leaders and ministers of the Group of 20 major industrialized and developing nations. (more…)