What has been achieved?
Debt burdens have been eased for developing countries and trade access to European and Northern American markets is slowly being eased.
Even though levels of aid continue to rise, the richest states have failed to meet their commitment to donate 0.7% of gross national income and have failed to deliver on a promise to double aid to Africa. The USA, France, Germany, UK and Japan are the largest donors.
Photo: A portrait of a young girl in Sultan Colony, an encampment of people displaced by Pakistan's potent monsoon floods, in Punjab Province, near the city of Multan. UN Photo/Evan Schneider