The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria needs donors to provide $15 billion during the next three years to maintain advances made. The EU will try to keep its contribution at $130.5 million a year, says European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs.
Libya has become a key source of weapons for groups in Syria, Egypt, Mali and elsewhere, says a report by the United Nations Security Council's Group of Experts. "Illicit flows from the country are fueling existing conflicts in Africa and the Levant and enriching the arsenals of a range of non-state actors, including terrorist groups," the panel says.
Six of the nine nominees to lead the World Trade Organization after August come from developing countries. A leader from a country dependent on foreign aid could improve the chances of lowering trade barriers among wealthy nations and increasing exports.