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UN Secretary General outlines debt relief plan for vulnerable countries

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(Dominica News Online) Calls for vaccine equity and greater solidarity to tackle trade protectionism and the climate crisis were among pressing global challenges which were highlighted at the opening of the 15th United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD15) on October 4, 2021, in Bridgetown, Barbados.

Among the major highlights was Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), Antonio Guterres’ debt distress strategy plan that would see a larger portion of international funding going towards developing countries.

Building on the theme of the UNCTAD14 conference which emphasized the need to move from decision to action, UNCTAD’s 15th quadrennial conference seeks a concrete decade of action in pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The conference which runs from October 3 to 7, 2021, dubbed with the theme, “From inequality and vulnerability to prosperity for all”, is a clarion call to work to fix the fractures across the world in favour of prosperity for all.

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