- Armament and disarmament
- Conflict and peace
- Peace and development
Although the United States has not met United Nations targets in terms of Official Development Assistance spending as a percentage of gross national income, it still provides more aid than any other country. This could change after the US election.
Why do world leaders meet in the luxurious setting of Davos to discuss important economic issues—including many relating to health and development?
The Global Fund, the huge international organization that fights AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, will not give out funding until 2014, as donor countries reduce their contributions due to the economic crisis.
The Commonwealth provides a useful forum for diplomacy, particularly with regards to health and international aid.
The United Nations General Assembly recently held a high-level meeting on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable diseases—only the second time that a General Assembly has held a meeting on health.