Least Developed Countries Report 2009. UNCTAD

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The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has issued the Least Developed Countries Report 2009,The State and develpment Governance (full text). The overviews in French, Spanish, Chinese and Arabic are available in (Digital Library Downloads page). According to a Press Release, the Report argues that
"the impact of the global economic crisis is likely to be so severe in the least developed countries (LDCs) that business as usual is no longer possible. This will necessitate a rethinking of the development paradigm."

See also Background Papers.

From UN Pulse Permanent Link: Least Developed Countries Report 2009

World Financial And Economic Crisis: Outcome Of The Conference

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Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and Its Impact on Development: Outcome Document

The Outcome of the Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and Its Impact on Development as it was adopted by the General Assembly is now available as an annex to General Assembly resolution 63/303. For more information, visit the conference website  

From UN Pulse: Permanent Link: Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and Its Impact on Development: Outcome Document

Islamic Law And Human Trafficking

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Human trafficking is a global problem, transcending not only geographical but also religious borders. Measures to combat trafficking must, therefore, transcend geographical, economic, cultural and religious boundaries. In order to reach out to all Islamic countries, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) recently released a ground-breaking paper entitled Combating Trafficking in Persons in Accordance with the Principles of Islamic Law (full report, pdf, 3.26MB).
The publication successfully analyses the Islamic legal framework on trafficking in persons, especially by calling for the elimination of the institution of slavery, the prohibition of exploitation of human beings in all its forms, the rejection of oppression and hardship, and the promotion of the duty of the public to promote good and prohibit evil.
From:  UN Pulse: Permanent Link: Islamic Law and Human Trafficking