Archive for April, 2009

Higher death and school drop-out rates threaten poor countries as they face the global economic crisis

1st April 2009 Uncategorized

UNDP Calls on G-20 Leaders to curb a full-fledged human development crisis.
New York – The current global economic crisis, which began with the severe strains on the financial and banking system in parts of the developed world, now risks triggering a human development catastrophe in the world’s poorest countries. As the leaders of the richest nations set off to London for the G-20 summit this Thursday, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) warns that those most vulnerable to the crisis are living outside the spotlight and their predicament should be addressed at the table. (more…)