Tag: Sustainable development

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tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Jul 20  News
Joint Statement on the Commemoration of African Integration Day (African Union) Joint Statement of the Chairperson of the Assembly of the African Union, The African Continent...
‘New dynamic’ needed to overcome negative impacts of COVID-19 worldwide

‘New dynamic’ needed to overcome negative impacts of COVID-19 worldwide

08 Jul 20  News
The dramatic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, have laid bare “weaknesses in our systems and societies”, a top official told the UN’s key international forum on sustainable d...
Beyond SDGs: The role of African youth in reaping demographic dividends

Beyond SDGs: The role of African youth in reaping demographic dividends

29 Jun 20  Blog
A good starting point in the discourse on youth is how to define the population group that is considered youth. This is because there exists no globally accepted definition of the ...
UN seeks to build transport and trade resilience in wake of COVID-19

UN seeks to build transport and trade resilience in wake of COVID-19

12 Jun 20  News
UNCTAD and the five UN regional commissions join forces to help developing countries tackle trade and transport challenges from the coronavirus pandemic. A new joint UN project is...
Private sector leaders commit to mobilizing resources to build back better from COVID-19

Private sector leaders commit to mobilizing resources to build back better from COVID-19

11 Jun 20  News
In a meeting convened by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on 10 June, leaders of prominent financial institutions and businesses pledged to scale-up sustainable i...
COVID-19: Act now or risk ‘unimaginable devastation’ globally, warns UN chief

COVID-19: Act now or risk ‘unimaginable devastation’ globally, warns UN chief

29 May 20  News
Unless countries across the world act together now, the COVID-19 pandemic will cause “unimaginable devastation and suffering around the world”, UN Secretary-General António Gu...
Stand in solidarity to preserve Africa’s hard-won progress, urges UN chief

Stand in solidarity to preserve Africa’s hard-won progress, urges UN chief

21 May 20  News
The coronavirus pandemic threatens the hard-earned gains Africans have made throughout the continent, the UN chief said on Wednesday, urging the world to stand in solidarity with t...
Launching the African Approach on the Regional Consultation on the Global Forum on Migration and Development

Launching the African Approach on the Regional Consultation on the Global Forum on Migration and Development

18 May 20  News
The African Union Commission, through the Department of Social Affairs (DSA) and the Directorate of the Citizen and Diaspora Organizations (CIDO), launched the African Meeting of t...
A new normal: UN lays out roadmap to lift economies and save jobs after COVID-19

A new normal: UN lays out roadmap to lift economies and save jobs after COVID-19

04 May 20  News
There will be no return to the “old normal,” governments must act to create a new economy and more jobs. The urgent health crisis that is COVID-19 has created a historic reces...
Stronger partnerships crucial for successful implementation of SDGs in light of COVID-19

Stronger partnerships crucial for successful implementation of SDGs in light of COVID-19

14 Apr 20  News
The Bureau of the Sixth Session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) has met and adopted an action plan establishing key priorities for implementing key ...
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13 Apr 20  News
The IMF, World Bank Spring Meetings begin tomorrow: The schedule of IMF events, starting with the launch of the World Economic Outlook WBG president David Malpass: This w...
Financing for Sustainable Development Report 2020

Financing for Sustainable Development Report 2020

13 Apr 20  News
60 International agencies urge rapid, coordinated response as pandemic threatens to destabilize poor countries’ finances Governments must take immediate steps to prevent a poten...
UN calls for $2.5 trillion coronavirus crisis package for developing countries

UN calls for $2.5 trillion coronavirus crisis package for developing countries

31 Mar 20  News
The consequences of a combined health pandemic and a global recession will be catastrophic for many developing countries and halt their progress towards the Sustainable Development...
An update on the United Nations General Assembly and implications for African Sustainable Development Goals

An update on the United Nations General Assembly and implications for African Sustainable Development Goals

26 Feb 20  Publications
The 74th session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly (UNGA 74) opened on 17 September 2019, with the General Debate taking place from 24 to 30 September 2019. This was a se...
Achieving the SDGs – where does Africa’s youth fit in?

Achieving the SDGs – where does Africa’s youth fit in?

19 Dec 19  Publications
The outcome document of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) recognises young people as a group left behind. The principle of leaving no one behind, a key principle of the SDGs...
Outcomes of COP25

Outcomes of COP25

19 Dec 19  Blog
The 25th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25) was held in Madrid, Spain from 2nd to 13th December 2019. COP25 was intended to ...
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09 Dec 19  News
Key AfCFTA meetings begin on Monday in Accra, culminating in the African Trade Ministerial meeting this weekend (Ghana News Agency) Ghana, under the auspices of its Ministry of Tr...
tralac's Daily News Selection

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20 Nov 19  News
Diarise: Sustainable development, sustainable debt: finding the right balance (2 December, Dakar). The conference, convened by the Presidency of the Republic of Senegal and the IMF...
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26 Sep 19  News
David Luke, Phil Rourke: Canada, Africa and the inclusive trade agenda  (Canadian Foreign Policy Journal) Canada's inclusive trade agenda has been put forward as part of the ...
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23 Sep 19  News
Featured tweet, Yinka Adeyemi: Chiedu Osakwe, Nigeria's chief trade negotiator, who chaired the Africa process that yielded the AfCFTA in Rwanda is dead. Was a global authority on ...