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UNDP Sends Message from Doha to Poznan on Solutions to Financial, Climate and Poverty Crises

UN Development Programme (UNDP) 3 December 2008: UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Kemal Derviş commended the outcome document from the Financing for Development Conference held in Doha, Qatar, from 29 November to 2 December 2008, for endorsing the call of the UN Secretary-General to reaffirm international commitments to address poverty reduction and achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015. Derviş highlighted that Doha recognized the centrality of meeting developed countries' commitment to increase official development assistance to developing countries by 0.7% of GNP by 2015, as essential to resolve the financial, global poverty and climate change crises – or ‘triple crises.'

He stressed that the crises are interconnected and called upon

negotiators at the UN Climate Change Conference in Poznan to focus on

opportunities, such as establishing an effective carbon market and

price of carbon, and mechanisms for resource flows to developing

countries to finance green growth policies and poverty reduction. He

noted that UNDP will continue to support developing countries to build

up the capacities required to move their economies to promote

sustainable green growth, while reducing poverty. [UNDP Press Release] [Fast Facts: Doha Conference on Financing for Development]