Reset Of Global Economic Development Model Required

Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley

(Barbados Government Information Service Press Release) Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has expressed the view that a complete reset of the global economic development model is urgently required.

Ms. Mottley shared this view (September 26) as she addressed the opening ceremony for the inaugural three-day UNCTAD 15 Gender and Development Forum.  

She told participants that the emerging priorities likely to preoccupy the ministerial discussions at UNCTAD 15 include the COVID-19 crisis; the climate crisis; food security; the debt crisis and the issue of financing for development.

“Dealing with just one of these issues would be seriously challenging. Dealing with all of them at once is nothing short of catastrophic. This unprecedented convergence further exacerbates the very inequalities and vulnerabilities that we are aiming to address, and, as I certainly don’t have to tell you, the economic and social impact of our current circumstances falls, regrettably, disproportionately on women and girls.

Read more at: Barbados Government Information Service

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