The executive committee of the World Coffee Producers Forum (WCPF) has agreed to start the process to formalize the structure of the forum as a not-for-profit organization that will address and raise awareness of the challenges of the coffee value chain, especially those related to the economic and social situation of coffee growers. Read the [...]

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NEW YORK — A number of experts on philanthropy, poverty, and development are amping up efforts to show how the Sustainable Development Goals could apply to the United States, just as much as they do in any other country. Read the full article on Devex.

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For a second time in a week, President Trump has said it’s time for the US to withdraw from Syria; however, US UN envoy Nikki Haley and members of the president’s own national security team are trying to talk him out of it. Read the full article here.

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Canada is the seventh happiest place in the world, according to an annual UN report and one if its co-authors, Jeffrey Sachs, says the ranking is good news for Canada. “People in Canada are happy and Canada is one of the happiest places in the world and I understand why,” Sachs told iPolitics in an [...]

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Finland, Norway, and Denmark were recently ranked the world’s three happiest countries. This may not come as a surprise, since they’ve been dancing around at the top of the list for a while now, along with Switzerland. Meanwhile, America fell to 18th on this list by the World Happiness Report. While it isn’t a terrible ranking, the decline is noteworthy. For a country whose [...]

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Governments should insist on following WTO rules and the US should not blame its domestic income gap on other countries, according to Jeffrey Sachs, a Columbia professor, economist, and special adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General.

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China has done well in slowing its carbon emissions growth and its actions could be an example for countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) projects, Professor Nicholas Stern, the British economist and advocate for combating climate change, has said. Echoing this hope that the BRI could be an opportunity for mitigating climate [...]

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In a ballot of MEPs on Tuesday, he received 86 votes compared with 61 for Belgian deputy Kathleen Van Brempt. In a statement, Bullmann said he was “honoured to win the trust” of his group, while European Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said he hoped his election would pave the way for the group to “build its [...]

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Activists call customers to steal in supermarkets. US economist Jeffrey Sachs explains whether the peasants benefit in developing countries.  Read the full article here.

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