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Tag: Least Developed Countries

Community groups call for fairer trade rules at WTO meeting

Community groups call for fairer trade rules at WTO meeting

09 Oct 17  News
Today, Trade Ministers from only 35 countries will attend a “mini-Ministerial” in Morocco which is intended to solidify the agenda for the upcoming 11th Ministerial Confer...
WTO Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires: What’s at stake for small, least developed and sub-Saharan African countries?

WTO Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires: What’s at stake for small, least developed and sub-Saharan African countries?

20 Sep 17  News
The World Trade Organization (WTO) Geneva preparatory process is sine qua non for all WTO Ministerial Conferences. It has nevertheless proven challenging for small delegations, giv...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Sep 17  News
Events, Thursday, in New York: (i) Flagship reforms for a more effective African Union: a conversation with Rwandan President Paul Kagame (Brookings Institution); (ii) Income inequ...
Africa needs to increase production and have a skilled manpower to develop productive capacities: UNCTAD panelists

Africa needs to increase production and have a skilled manpower to develop productive capacities: UNCTAD panelists

19 Sep 17  News
To achieve structural transformation and sustainable development, Africa needs to pay more focus on the need to build its productive capacities. African Union Commission Deputy Ch...
Leveraging the services sector for inclusive value chains in developing countries

Leveraging the services sector for inclusive value chains in developing countries

14 Sep 17  News
The nature of production, business processes, and economic interdependence has been fundamentally altered by the emergence of regional and global value chains. Changes of this sco...
Integrating SMEs into value chains can boost development

Integrating SMEs into value chains can boost development

14 Sep 17  News
Small business comes in many different forms but for millions of people around the world it is a route out of poverty and a chance at a better life. Small and Medium Enterprises (...
Regional Dialogue on WTO Accessions for the Greater Horn of Africa: Nairobi Outcome

Regional Dialogue on WTO Accessions for the Greater Horn of Africa: Nairobi Outcome

12 Sep 17  News
Fostering synergies and coherence between regional integration and the multilateral trading system through WTO accessions 1.  Introduction The Regional Dialogue on WTO Acces...
Better off together: how regional trade can best boost economic growth

Better off together: how regional trade can best boost economic growth

06 Sep 17  News
Strengthening economic cooperation among developing and developed countries will be examined during UNCTAD’s Trade and Development Board meetings. The impact regional integratio...
Fishery exports and Least Developed Countries

Fishery exports and Least Developed Countries

25 Aug 17  News
A new UNCTAD study examines the development potential of the fishery sector in selected Least Developed Countries in Africa and Asia, providing policy recommendations to overcome c...
Fishing to live: Time for action to support and protect small-scale fisheries

Fishing to live: Time for action to support and protect small-scale fisheries

24 Aug 17  News
New study maps the policy dilemmas affecting those who provide most of the fish we eat Two-thirds of the caught fish that humans eat are taken by small-scale fishers, many using c...
Is the world integrating or disintegrating?

Is the world integrating or disintegrating?

17 Aug 17  News
The Sixty-Fourth Session of the UNCTAD Trade and Development Board will be held from 11 to 22 September 2017 in Geneva. A high-level dialogue will provide an opportunity to as...
Compilation of seven fisheries subsidies proposals circulated to WTO members

Compilation of seven fisheries subsidies proposals circulated to WTO members

01 Aug 17  News
As requested by members behind seven fisheries subsidies proposals, the chair of the WTO Negotiating Group on Rules (NGR), Ambassador Wayne McCook (Jamaica), circulated to WTO memb...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Jul 17  News
Featured tweet, @AUTradeIndustry: The 9th Meeting of the CFTA Continental Task Force commenced to review Technical Documents for the 3rd CFTA Technical Working Groups Featured new...
Least developed countries face challenges in funding sustainable development – UN report

Least developed countries face challenges in funding sustainable development – UN report

20 Jul 17  News
Lack of funding is among the biggest challenges for the world’s 47 least developed countries (LDCs) in their implementation of sustainable development targets, according to a Uni...
Trade facilitation key to addressing needs of developing countries

Trade facilitation key to addressing needs of developing countries

14 Jul 17  News
Trade facilitation can be a key contributor to sustainable development as speedier border crossings for goods and services help address poverty alleviation and even humanitarian cr...
WTO Members reaffirm commitment to Aid for Trade and to development support

WTO Members reaffirm commitment to Aid for Trade and to development support

14 Jul 17  News
WTO members reaffirmed their commitment to the Aid for Trade initiative and to the development dimension of the organization at the closing session of the Aid for Trade Global Revi...
Regional trade agreements, integration and development

Regional trade agreements, integration and development

12 Jul 17  News
Developing countries have become more active participants in regional trade agreements, which raise questions about how the benefits of integration are distributed. A key conc...
Connectivity and inclusiveness highlighted at opening of Aid for Trade Global Review

Connectivity and inclusiveness highlighted at opening of Aid for Trade Global Review

12 Jul 17  News
Continued support is needed to improve connectivity, lower trading costs and increase women’s participation in trade, particularly in developing and least developed countries (LD...
Aid for trade in Africa: What are the strategic priorities?

Aid for trade in Africa: What are the strategic priorities?

10 Jul 17  News
Taking stock of aid for trade in Africa over the last decade, how can the targeting and delivery of this development assistance be improved to help achieve the continent’s struct...
Government pledges to help improve access to UK markets for world’s poorest countries post-Brexit

Government pledges to help improve access to UK markets for world’s poorest countries post-Brexit

26 Jun 17  News
The Government commits to protect current trading relationships, keep prices in check and help build our trading partners of the future. The Government will use Brexit to cem...

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