Tag: Sustainable development

Domestic resource mobilization crucial for Africa to successfully implement SDGs, says ECA’s Elhiraika

Domestic resource mobilization crucial for Africa to successfully implement SDGs, says ECA’s Elhiraika

11 Jul 18  News
Mobilising domestic resources, from both the public and private sectors, is central to Africa’s collective success in achieving the 2030 sustainable development goals (SDGs) and ...
‘Wind blowing in the direction of peace’ in Africa: UN Secretary-General

‘Wind blowing in the direction of peace’ in Africa: UN Secretary-General

10 Jul 18  News
Recent developments in Africa indicate that the continent is increasingly moving in the “direction of peace” and enhanced security, United Nations Secretary-General A...
Is the planet approaching “peak fish”? Not so fast, study says

Is the planet approaching “peak fish”? Not so fast, study says

10 Jul 18  News
Significant production increases foreseen over coming decade; sector faces major challenges Global fish production will continue to expand over the next decade even though the amo...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

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04 Jul 18  News
Talks between Kenya and Tanzania to resolve the non-tariff barriers affecting bilateral trade entered their second day today. For updates: @Trade_Kenya Concluding today, in Lagos:...
Urgent US$621 billion need for Africa to meet UN Sustainable Development Goals for drinking water, sanitation and electricity

Urgent US$621 billion need for Africa to meet UN Sustainable Development Goals for drinking water, sanitation and electricity

04 Jul 18  News
The Global Infrastructure Hub, a G20 initiative, on 3 July 2018 published two reports that reveal an urgent need for infrastructure investment in 10 Compact with Africa countr...
Australia’s trade and investment relationships with the countries of Africa: Inquiry report

Australia’s trade and investment relationships with the countries of Africa: Inquiry report

29 Jun 18  News
On 13 June 2016, the Senate referred the following matter to the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee for inquiry and report by 14 February 2018: Australi...
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28 Jun 18  News
The AfDB’s Vice-Presidency for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management has posted a series of new Working Papers and Economic Briefs: we profile analyses by Dr Arkebe Oqubay...
African Union E-Commerce Conference to take place in Nairobi in July

African Union E-Commerce Conference to take place in Nairobi in July

21 Jun 18  News
Towards an African e-commerce strategy The African Union E-Commerce Conference will take place in Nairobi, Kenya from the 23-25 July 2018. The main objective of this Conferen...
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18 Jun 18  News
Profiled African trade and regional integration events: (I) The 24th ARSO General Assembly starts today in Durban on the theme: One Africa One Market – the role of standard...
Experts and anti-corruption Chiefs to deliberate on corruption and the challenge of economic transformation in southern Africa

Experts and anti-corruption Chiefs to deliberate on corruption and the challenge of economic transformation in southern Africa

18 Jun 18  News
The Economic Commission for Africa, Southern Africa Office (ECA-SA) in partnership with the African Union, Southern Africa Office (AU-SARO) are organising two major anti-corruption...
Angola project begins work on ‘greening’ country’s trade

Angola project begins work on ‘greening’ country’s trade

14 Jun 18  News
UNCTAD is holding a two-week workshop on identifying export sectors that could help diversify Angola’s economy and make growth more environmentally sustainable. UNCTAD started a...
Private Equity Africa Investor Summit: New paradigm investing

Private Equity Africa Investor Summit: New paradigm investing

13 Jun 18  News
Keynote address by Harriett Baldwin, Minister of State for Africa, UK Government Thank you so much for that very kind introduction and for giving me this platform to speak to...
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07 Jun 18  News
UNCTAD: World Investment Report 2018 Developed economies saw the biggest drop in FDI flows in 2017 – at 37%, to $712bn – but this was to some extent expected, after a spike in...
UN deputy launches powerful tool for least developed countries

UN deputy launches powerful tool for least developed countries

07 Jun 18  News
Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, launched a unique policy compendium in Geneva on 6 June 2018 that aims to assist governments of the world’s mos...
IBSA Declaration on South-South Cooperation

IBSA Declaration on South-South Cooperation

07 Jun 18  News
The External Affairs Minister of the Republic of India, Smt. Sushma Swaraj, The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, Ms. Lindiwe Sis...
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06 Jun 18  News
Concluding today, in Addis: Expert group meeting on the theme Poverty, inequality and jobs in Africa Diarise: 25th SWIFT African Regional Conference (20-22 June, Kigali) on the th...
Plug tax loopholes before fighting illegal financial flows

Plug tax loopholes before fighting illegal financial flows

06 Jun 18  News
Efforts to raise revenue for investment in development projects should focus first on capturing the billions of dollars hidden from tax authorities through legal maneuvers, experts...
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05 Jun 18  News
Featured tweet, @AntheVrijlandt: Frank Matsaert at Africa Summit – partnership between Europe and Africa should be about mutual trade flows. Now, for every four containers import...
EU’s Malmström: bad domestic policies also make trade unfair

EU’s Malmström: bad domestic policies also make trade unfair

05 Jun 18  News
EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström says domestic policy choices, such as taxation, are just as responsible as global trade rules for determining who benefits from globalizati...
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04 Jun 18  News
Dr Donald Kaberuka: There is a time for everything – the African Continental Free Trade Area (pdf, Wilson Center) That said, the AfCFTA is not just about physical merchandise. I...