This ECLAC publication analyses the developments in economic relations between Latin America and the Caribbean and India. The outlook regarding the region’s exports is promising in the context of the larger influence of emerging nations, including India, in the world economy.
DI - 27/2/2012
The final communiqué of the G-20 meeting of Ministers of Finance and Central Bank Governors, held on 26 February in Mexico, states that a decision by the Eurozone leaders to boost their own firewall is ‘essential’ to fight Europe’s debt crisis before any more external resources could be allocated via the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
The euro area finance ministers agreed a second programme for Greece at their meeting on 20 February. The Eurogroup statement announced that the official sector financing of the programme would amount to 130 billion euro until 2014. It is expected that the International Monetary Fund also contributes significantly to this programme.
DI - 22/2/2012
The 9th edition of the UNEP Yearbook examines the most important events and developments from the year and provides the latest environmental science. It also highlights two emerging issues in detail: the benefits of soil carbon and the decommissioning of nuclear power plants.
DI - 21/2/2012
This United Nations Development Programme report examines the current state of crime as well as national and regional policies and programmes to address the problem in seven Caribbean countries (Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago).
DI - 20/2/2012
Issued on 2 February, the resolution of the European Parliament on women’s situation in war states a series of technical recommendations, such as the creation of a Special EU Representative on Women, Peace and Security within the EEAS.
DI - 17/2/2012
The text -adopted by a vote of 137 in favour to 12 against with 17 abstentions- strongly condemned the continued “widespread and systematic” human rights violations by the Syrian authorities and demanded that the Government immediately cease all violence and protect its people.
Barack Obama presented the budget of the US Government for the 2013 fiscal year. It contains the Budget Message of the President, information on the President’s priorities, budget overviews organized by agency and summary tab. President Obama proposes to increase federal spending in fiscal 2013 to 3.803 billion from 3.796 billion in the current fiscal year.
DI - 6/2/2012
The speeches and statements of the participants in the 48th Munich Conference on Security Policy held from 3 to 5 February 2012. Themed ‘A World In Disarray -- Shifting Powers -- Lack Of Strategies’, this year’s conference addressed topics ranging from the repositioning of US military power to the ‘Arab Spring’ and to the mounting difficulties in sustaining security under increasing financial pressure.
DI - 6/2/2012
Originally signed in July 2011, the ESM treaty was modified on 2 February by the eurozone’s countries ambassadors in Brussels. It establishes the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) as an international financial institution which aims to support euro area countries where indispensable to safeguard financial stability. More information: http://www.consilium.europa.eu/homepage/showfocus?lang=en&focusID=79757
DI - 6/2/2012
This draft resolution of the UN Security Council –based on a text supporting Arab League’s Proposed Peace Plan- was vetoed by China and Russia as two of the Council’s five permanent members. It is the second draft resolution on Syria vetoed by the same countries since 2011.