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tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Feb 18  News
Featured infographic, @justchad_cga: Over half of oranges traded globally are sourced from Africa – who would have thought!! Extract from latest USDA Foreign Agriculture Services...
Promises to world’s poorest need to be kept to stop massive inequalities, new trends show

Promises to world’s poorest need to be kept to stop massive inequalities, new trends show

05 Feb 18  News
UNCTAD analysis shows that development indicators for the 47 least developed countries are trending downward, raising the alarm for the international community Economic developmen...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

25 Jan 18  News
The Executive Council of the African Union officially opened today: download the speeches by H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat (Chairperson of the AUC) and Ms Vera Songwe (Executive Secreta...
World’s most vulnerable countries on track to achieve universal Internet access by 2020 – UN report

World’s most vulnerable countries on track to achieve universal Internet access by 2020 – UN report

25 Jan 18  News
The world’s least developed countries are narrowing ‘digital divide’, and with millions of people now taking advantage of smart phones and other digital devices, keeping up t...
Commodity-dependent developing countries need to boost efforts to diversify their economies

Commodity-dependent developing countries need to boost efforts to diversify their economies

12 Dec 17  News
Without policy change, commodity-dependent developing countries risk falling short of achieving sustainable development by 2030, UN report warns. Without a renewed commitment to p...
Lift in global economy prompts opportunities to tackle deep-rooted development issues – UN

Lift in global economy prompts opportunities to tackle deep-rooted development issues – UN

12 Dec 17  News
A 3% upturn in the global economy has paved the way to readjust policy towards longer-term issues, such as addressing climate change, tackling existing inequalities and removing in...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 Dec 17  News
2017 PIDA Week is underway in Swakopmund. Profiled, recent PIDA documentation: PIDA Progress Report 2017 (pdf); Evaluation of PIDA water projects and formulation of respective...
ACP Council takes key positions taken on trade, migration, ACP-EU relations

ACP Council takes key positions taken on trade, migration, ACP-EU relations

11 Dec 17  News
Decision-makers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States approved key policy and administrative actions for the organisation, while also taking a stand on major issues...
South-South cooperation offers major opportunities to support vulnerable countries – UN official

South-South cooperation offers major opportunities to support vulnerable countries – UN official

30 Nov 17  News
As the most vulnerable countries continue to face serious development challenges, South-South cooperation offers enormous opportunities and potential to effectively support them in...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 Nov 17  News
African Group perspective on MC11: draft Ministerial Decision on electronic commerce The AfDB posts a series of EOIs for the Tripartite Capacity Building Programme: Programme coor...
Progress in least developed countries hinges on access to modern energy

Progress in least developed countries hinges on access to modern energy

22 Nov 17  News
Expanding access to adequate, reliable and affordable sources of modern energy is essential if the world’s poorest nations are to escape the poverty trap. According to The Least...
Trade Policy Review: Members of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)

Trade Policy Review: Members of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)

26 Oct 17  News
The first review of the trade policies and practices of the members of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) takes place on 25 and 27 October 2017. The basis for the...
High-level roundtable discusses ‘Partnership in practice: making EU trade work for ACP countries’

High-level roundtable discusses ‘Partnership in practice: making EU trade work for ACP countries’

26 Oct 17  News
On 20th October 2017, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström co-hosted a high-level roundtable in Brussels, entitled ‘Putting Partnership into Practice.’ At the event, parti...
WTO Sub-Committee on Least-Developed Countries: Market access for products and services of export interest to LDCs

WTO Sub-Committee on Least-Developed Countries: Market access for products and services of export interest to LDCs

25 Oct 17  News
Document prepared by the WTO Secretariat for the Formal Meeting of the Sub-Committee on Least-Developed Countries held on 3 October 2017, as revised Over the period 2005-2016...
WTO Committee on Agriculture: Preparing the ground for success at MC11

WTO Committee on Agriculture: Preparing the ground for success at MC11

25 Oct 17  News
Report by Amb. Stephen Ndũn’gũ Karau, Chair of the Agriculture negotiations, to the meeting of the Committee on Agriculture in special session, 19 October 2017 Introducti...
ACP Trade Ministers reaffirm strong commitment to multilateral system

ACP Trade Ministers reaffirm strong commitment to multilateral system

23 Oct 17  News
Ministers and senior officials responsible for Trade from 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries reaffirmed their strong and resounding commitment to the multilateral tr...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Oct 17  News
Tomorrow, in Cape Town, a CCR Public Dialogue: Civil society’s region-building role in Southern Africa’s agro-processing sector Tomorrow, in Accra, the launch of Imani Africa...
ACP countries target economic transformation in new relationship with Europe

ACP countries target economic transformation in new relationship with Europe

17 Oct 17  News
Members of Parliaments from Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific gathered in Brussels this week for the 47th session of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly, as well as joint intersessi...
Commissioner Malmström in South Africa to celebrate first anniversary of regional trade agreement

Commissioner Malmström in South Africa to celebrate first anniversary of regional trade agreement

16 Oct 17  News
EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström was in South Africa on 16 and 17 October. The Commissioner attended a civil society forum in Johannesburg marking one year since the Econom...
Members review implementation of preferential rules of origin for LDCs

Members review implementation of preferential rules of origin for LDCs

12 Oct 17  News
WTO members reviewed efforts to implement the Nairobi Decision on preferential rules of origin for least developed countries (LDCs) at a meeting of the Committee on Rules of Origin...

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