U.N. Discusses Levy On Oil From Africa To Fund Health Efforts
News outlets report on the U.N.’s proposed funding mechanism to use a levy on oil to fight disease in developing countries.
Agence France-Presse: U.N. eyes Africa oil levy to fight disease
“The United Nations has begun talks with African leaders over a levy on oil that could rake in huge sums to fight disease in developing countries, a top official said Tuesday…” (Fowler, 5/20).
Reuters: After air fares and share sales, U.N. seeks aid money from oil
“The United Nations is talking to oil-producing African countries about levying 10 cents on every barrel produced to provide funds to help the poorest nations improve public health, a senior U.N. official said on Tuesday…” (Miles, 5/20).