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Historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change

14 Dec 15  News
195 nations set path to keep temperature rise well below 2 degrees Celsius An historic agreement to combat climate change and unleash actions and investment towards a low carbon, ...
Business leaders show support for international climate agreement, showcase solutions at Caring for Climate Business Forum

Business leaders show support for international climate agreement, showcase solutions at Caring for Climate Business Forum

09 Dec 15  News
Unprecedented corporate engagement on key climate issues including carbon pricing, finance, responsible policy engagement and science-based targets were announced on 8 December 201...
What has climate to fear from trade?

What has climate to fear from trade?

02 Dec 15  News
Climate is, in economic terms, an externality. The pursuit of conventional economic growth, particularly through production and energy processes, can cause incremental changes to t...
The Commonwealth Launches Trade Review Report

The Commonwealth Launches Trade Review Report

26 Nov 15  Discussion
Brian Mureverwi, tralac intern, comments on the launch of a new flagship trade report from The Commonwealth Secretariat The Commonwealth Secretariat is launching its inaugural Tra...
When global goals meet African realities: new report sets out an agenda for change

When global goals meet African realities: new report sets out an agenda for change

14 Oct 15  News
The new Sustainable Development Goals will only succeed if they can succeed in Africa. How can we make that happen? A new report from the Africa Progress Panel, Global Goals, Afric...
World prices for agricultural goods will “remain flat or decline in the next ten years”

World prices for agricultural goods will “remain flat or decline in the next ten years”

05 Oct 15  News
The current growth in agricultural production, especially in Africa, could mean that in the next ten years world prices for food will remain flat or even decline, according to a se...
The dark side of globalization: Fighting illicit trade to safeguard integrity across economies, markets, and supply chains

The dark side of globalization: Fighting illicit trade to safeguard integrity across economies, markets, and supply chains

02 Oct 15  News
Illicit Trade: fighting money laundering in international trade Remarks by David M. Luna, Senior Director for National Security and Diplomacy Anti-Crime Progra...
All eyes on UN as world body prepares to adopt new Sustainable Development Goals

All eyes on UN as world body prepares to adopt new Sustainable Development Goals

25 Sep 15  News
World leaders, heads of global financial institutions and other dignitaries are heading to New York, where, after months of intense negotiations, the United Nations is set to launc...
United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015: Resource box

United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015: Resource box

22 Sep 15  News
A bold new global agenda to end poverty by 2030 and pursue a sustainable future was unanimously adopted by the 193 Member States of the United Nations on 25 September 2015 at the s...
Peoples’ participation in implementation, follow up and review of post-2015 Development Agenda: An African perspective

Peoples’ participation in implementation, follow up and review of post-2015 Development Agenda: An African perspective

19 Aug 15  News
The year 2015 is an important one for global development as the Millennium Development Goals endorsed in 2000 with 8 goals, 21 targets, and 60 indicators are coming to an end in le...
Financing the end of poverty

Financing the end of poverty

13 Jul 15  News
Global leaders are poised to adopt a set of targets tackling the world’s biggest challenges. These targets include the ambitious goal of ending extreme poverty in a generation.&...
OECD-FAO expect stronger production, lower prices over coming decade

OECD-FAO expect stronger production, lower prices over coming decade

02 Jul 15  News
Strong crop yields, higher productivity and slower growth in global demand should contribute to a gradual decline in real prices for agricultural products over the coming decade, b...
‘Journey towards bold climate action is at a critical moment,’ UN General Assembly told

‘Journey towards bold climate action is at a critical moment,’ UN General Assembly told

30 Jun 15  News
Development cannot be sustainable if it does not address the challenge of climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told Member States on Monday as he opened a H...
New study: Illicit outflows correlate to higher poverty and inequality, lower human development

New study: Illicit outflows correlate to higher poverty and inequality, lower human development

04 Jun 15  News
Illicit financial flows (IFFs), stemming from crime, corruption, and tax evasion, have an outsized impact on the world’s poorest countries, according to a new study released on 3...
How much finance is too much: Stability, growth and emerging markets

How much finance is too much: Stability, growth and emerging markets

06 May 15  News
The world still lives in the shadow of the global financial crisis that began in the United States in 2008. The U.S. experience shone a spotlight on the dangers of financial system...
Resilient growth in Sub-Saharan Africa, despite strong headwinds

Resilient growth in Sub-Saharan Africa, despite strong headwinds

29 Apr 15  News
Growth in sub-Saharan Africa should remain robust but decelerate in the wake of the decline in oil and commodity prices. The IMF’s latest Regional Economic Outlook for sub-...
UN climate meet clinches decision, Paris deal up for negotiation

UN climate meet clinches decision, Paris deal up for negotiation

15 Dec 14  News
Delegates from over 190 nations meeting in Lima, Peru have agreed to a text framed as a key stepping stone towards building a new climate regime to come into force at the end of th...
Growing the development dividend: U.S. trade policy and global development in the 21st century

Growing the development dividend: U.S. trade policy and global development in the 21st century

31 Jul 14  News
Remarks by Ambassador Michael Froman at the Brookings Institution, 29 July 2014 A Shared History Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Human progress is neither automatic nor...
African countries lose billions through misinvoiced trade

African countries lose billions through misinvoiced trade

13 May 14  News
Fraudulent trade transactions channeled at least US$60.8 billion illegally in or out of 5 African countries from 2002-2011 The fraudulent misinvoicing of trade is hampering econom...
IMF worries that Chinese slowdown could damage sub-Saharan economies

IMF worries that Chinese slowdown could damage sub-Saharan economies

28 Apr 14  News
Africa’s rising economic star is in danger of burning out from even a modest contraction in China’s economy as that country’s demand for natural resources decreases, war...

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