Tag: Sustainable development

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Willemien Viljoen - 23 Feb 2018 Discussions

Willemien Viljoen, tralac Researcher, discusses how the AfCFTA can contribute towards the realisation of the United Nations’ post-2015 sustainable development goals

In September 2015, the 17 SDGs of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development were adopted by world leaders. The overarching rationale for the SDGs is to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and end inequality. Included in the 17 SDGs are the eradication of poverty through inclusive economic growth that provides sustainable jobs and promote equality; infrastructure investment, sustainable industrial development and technological progress; and food security and sustainable agriculture.

To achieve the SDGs, 169 specific targets have been set to be reached by 2030. These include investment in rural infrastructure and agricultural extension services; the prevention of restrictions and distortions in agricultural markets and timely access to market information; access to information and communication technology; integrating small-scale industries into value

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tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Feb 2018 News
Rwanda maintains tough stance on used clothes (New Times) However, in an interview, Vincent Munyeshyaka, Trade and Industry Minister maintained that despite the consequences of being locked out of AGOA, Rwanda has to make a...