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EU welcomes new UN Convention on transparency for investor-state dispute settlement

EU welcomes new UN Convention on transparency for investor-state dispute settlement

16 Jul 2014
The European Union welcomes the agreement reached on 9 July 2014 on a new United Nations convention to strengthen transparency in investor-state disputes. The Convention on Transp...
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Documented Immigrants in South Africa, 2013

Documented Immigrants in South Africa, 2013

16 Jul 2014
This statistical release on Documented immigrants in South Africa, 2013 (P03051.4) presents information on immigrants into South Africa that were issued with temporary and permanen...
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The 4th Meeting of the BRICS Trade Ministers: Joint Communiqué

The 4th Meeting of the BRICS Trade Ministers: Joint Communiqué

15 Jul 2014
Fortaleza, 14 July 2014 The Ministers responsible for trade of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa met in Fortaleza, Brazil, on 14 July 2014, on the eve of the Sixth BRI...
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Update on the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA)

Update on the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA)

15 Jul 2014
Document prepared ahead of the Seventh Conference of African Ministers in Charge of Integration (COMAI VII), taking place from 14-18 July 2014 in Ezulwini, Swaziland ...
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WTO members work to bridge trade facilitation divide ahead of July deadline

WTO members work to bridge trade facilitation divide ahead of July deadline

15 Jul 2014
The divide among WTO members over the implementation of the new Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) has continued to persist in recent weeks, despite an end-July deadline to agree o...
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Industrialisation needs effective pan-African parliament

Industrialisation needs effective pan-African parliament

15 Jul 2014
It is in the hands of the continent to initiate its own strategies to promote intra-Africa trade and industrialisation, writes Zwelethu Madasa. On November 20 each year the intern...
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Enhance integration: Mujuru

Enhance integration: Mujuru

15 Jul 2014
Sadc countries should standardise their labour practices to enhance regional economic integration and improve the lives, Vice President Joice Mujuru has said. She made the remarks...
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The 23rd Ordinary Session of the African Union ends in Malabo

The 23rd Ordinary Session of the African Union ends in Malabo

15 Jul 2014
The 23rd Ordinary Session of the Summit of the African Union concluded in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea on 27 June 2014. The summit’s Assembly, comprising Heads of State and Governme...
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BRICS fight waning clout with $150 billion deal in Brazil Summit

BRICS fight waning clout with $150 billion deal in Brazil Summit

15 Jul 2014
The leaders of five of the world’s largest emerging markets will showcase a new currency reserve fund and development bank this week. Critics say neither is enough to revive the ...
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BRICS must score a goal in Fortaleza

BRICS must score a goal in Fortaleza

14 Jul 2014
Brazil may quite appropriately be the place for BRICS to score a much-needed winning goal. That could be in the form of an announcement of the launch of the BRICS Development Bank ...
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UN official urges ‘bold, challenging’ talks during forum on development cooperation

UN official urges ‘bold, challenging’ talks during forum on development cooperation

14 Jul 2014
Development cooperation will “undoubtedly” play an important role in supporting the implementation of the post-2015 development agenda, but to do so, it must adapt in real time...
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Promoting regional integration through trade

Promoting regional integration through trade

14 Jul 2014
To complement the role of Nigeria Export Import Bank as a member of the Trade Facilitation Task Force, whose mandate is to improve Nigeria’s ranking on “Trading Across Boarders...
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West African leaders back Economic Partnership Agreement with EU

West African leaders back Economic Partnership Agreement with EU

14 Jul 2014
In a move welcomed by European Commissioner for trade Karel De Gucht, the heads of 16 West African states yesterday decided to sign the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with th...
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Seychelles’ WTO accession by end of 2014 is a ‘target we can meet’, says Finance Ministry

Seychelles’ WTO accession by end of 2014 is a ‘target we can meet’, says Finance Ministry

14 Jul 2014
The Seychelles’ Ministry of Finance, Trade and Investment says that the Indian Ocean archipelago has made significant progress in its efforts to join the World Trade Or...
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OECD and FAO see lower farm prices; livestock and biofuels outpacing crop production

OECD and FAO see lower farm prices; livestock and biofuels outpacing crop production

14 Jul 2014
The recent fall in prices of major crops is expected to continue over the next two years before stabilising at levels above the pre-2008 period, but markedly below recent peaks, ac...
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23rd AU Summit: Decision on the report of the High Level African Trade Committee on Trade Issues

23rd AU Summit: Decision on the report of the High Level African Trade Committee on Trade Issues

11 Jul 2014
The Assembly, 1. RECALLS the Decision on Boosting Intra-African Trade / Continental Free Trade Area taken on 30 January 2012 at its Eighteenth Ordinary Session; 2. TAKES NOTE of ...
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Malabo Declaration on Accelerated Agricultural Growth and Transformation for Shared Prosperity and Improved Livelihoods

Malabo Declaration on Accelerated Agricultural Growth and Transformation for Shared Prosperity and Improved Livelihoods

11 Jul 2014
We, the Heads of State and Government of the African Union, having met at our Twenty Third Ordinary Session of the AU Assembly in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, from 26-27 June 2014, ...
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23rd AU Assembly: Decision on Post-2015 Development Agenda

23rd AU Assembly: Decision on Post-2015 Development Agenda

11 Jul 2014
The Assembly, 1. TAKES NOTE of the Report of Seventh Joint Annual Meeting of the African Union Conference of Ministers of Economy and Finance and Economic Commission for Africa Co...
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China issues white paper on foreign aid

China issues white paper on foreign aid

11 Jul 2014
China on Thursday issued its second white paper on foreign aid, elaborating how the nation helps other developing countries reduce poverty and improve livelihood without imposing p...
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Russia says BRICS Development Bank ready to launch

Russia says BRICS Development Bank ready to launch

11 Jul 2014
Leaders of the BRICS nations will launch their long-awaited development bank at a summit next week and decide whether the headquarters should be in Shangha...
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