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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development held in Qatar

Globalisation must be reformed to achieve social equality for poor nations in the wake of the world financial crisis, high-level speakers said at the opening of a UN trade conference

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development held in Qatar
(LtoR, 1st row) Turkey's Foreign Affairs minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, France's Foreign Affairs minister Alain Juppe and Qatar's Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani pose during a meeting with Western and Arab foreign ministers at the ministry of Foreign Affairs in Paris, on April 19, 2012, focused on the Syria crisis, with France warning Russia that its refusal to attend was plunging it deeper into isolation. 'I regret that Russia continues to lock itself into a vision that isolates it more and more, not just from the Arab world but also from the international community,' Foreign Minister Alain Juppe told journalists. (AFP/Getty Images)
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development held in Qatar
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (2ndR) talks to Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal, next to France's Foreign Affairs minister Alain Juppe (R) and Qatar's Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani (L) during a meeting with Western and Arab foreign ministers at the ministry of Foreign Affairs in Paris, on April 19, 2012, focused on the Syria crisis, with France warning Russia that its refusal to attend was plunging it deeper into isolation. 'I regret that Russia continues to lock itself into a vision that isolates it more and more, not just from the Arab world but also from the international community,' Foreign Minister Alain Juppe told journalists. (AFP/Getty Images)
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development held in Qatar
Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, speaks during the opening ceremony of the 13th session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD13) in the Qatari capital Doha, on April 21, 2012. (AFP/Getty Images)
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development held in Qatar
Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaks during the opening ceremony of the 13th session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD13) in the Qatari capital Doha, on April 21, 2012. (AFP/Getty Images)
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development held in Qatar
Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki, speaks during the opening ceremony of the 13th session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD13) in the Qatari capital Doha, on April 21, 2012. (AFP/Getty Images)
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development held in Qatar
Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh, speaks during the opening ceremony of the 13th session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD13) in the Qatari capital Doha, on April 21, 2012. (AFP/Getty Images)
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development held in Qatar
Ikililou Dhoinine, President of the Union of the Comoros, speaks during the opening ceremony of the 13th session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD13) in the Qatari capital Doha, on April 21, 2012. (AFP/Getty Images)
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development held in Qatar
Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaks during the opening ceremony of the 13th session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD13) in the Qatari capital Doha, on April 21, 2012. (AFP/Getty Images)
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development held in Qatar
Dancers perform during the opening the ceremony of the 13th session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD13) in the Qatari capital Doha, on April 21, 2012. Globalisation must be reformed to achieve social equality for the poor nations in the wake of the world financial crisis, high-level speakers said Saturday at the opening of a UN trade conference. (AFP/Getty Images)