Tag: Sustainable development

Post-MC11: Charting a way forward for LDCs, SVEs and SSA countries

Post-MC11: Charting a way forward for LDCs, SVEs and SSA countries

07 Mar 18  News
The 11th World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference (MC11) was held from 10-13 December 2017 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, against a backdrop of considerable changes to th...
Ticad VI key to Kenya’s industry plan

Ticad VI key to Kenya’s industry plan

05 Mar 18  News
The sixth Tokyo International Conference of Africa’s Development, TICAD, took place for the first time in Africa in Kenya in August 2016, and opened doors for more business betwe...
New book highlights how safe trade solutions help the poorest countries

New book highlights how safe trade solutions help the poorest countries

27 Feb 18  News
Today’s global trade landscape is changing. Higher levels of competition mean consumers worldwide are demanding safer food. Across continents, climate change is adding to th...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 Feb 18  News
The concept note and draft programme for tralac’s 2018 Annual Conference are available to download: The African Continental Free Trade Area – opportunity for Africa tralac’s...
Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through consumer protection

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through consumer protection

26 Feb 18  News
New publication aims to provide policymakers and enforcers with a basis for reflection on the positive impacts that protecting consumers bears in promoting a more inclusive and sus...
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)

23 Feb 18  Blog
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...
Africa’s prosperity also lies in creating decent and attractive jobs for rural youth

Africa’s prosperity also lies in creating decent and attractive jobs for rural youth

23 Feb 18  News
FAO Director-General: explore opportunities along the food chain, including urban food markets Agriculture will continue to generate employment in Africa over the coming decades, ...
Collective action is key to defending trade, Geneva Dialogue hears

Collective action is key to defending trade, Geneva Dialogue hears

20 Feb 18  News
Challenges to the multilateral trading system can be met by collective institutions like UNCTAD defending trade’s power to pull more people out of poverty. The time has come to ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Feb 18  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 be...
Platform Partners’ Statement at the closing of the conference on taxation and SDGs

Platform Partners’ Statement at the closing of the conference on taxation and SDGs

19 Feb 18  News
Major international organizations – including the IMF, OECD, UN and World Bank Group – on 14 February 2018 called on governments from around the world to strengthen and in...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 Feb 18  News
From RECs to a Continental FTA: Strategic tools to assist negotiators and agricultural policy design in Africa (UNCTAD) The establishment of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA)...
30th Session of the FAO Regional Conference for Africa

30th Session of the FAO Regional Conference for Africa

16 Feb 18  News
Sustainable development of agriculture and food systems in Africa Improving the means of production and the creation of decent and attractive employment for youth The 30th F...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Feb 18  News
How Kenya’s famous roses almost missed Valentines Day – a stimulating twitter thread, by @MatinaStevis, of her Wall Street Journal article posted yesterday: “First things fi...
Resilience in Africa: “Providing solutions is an act of justice and an indicator of global progress”

Resilience in Africa: “Providing solutions is an act of justice and an indicator of global progress”

12 Feb 18  News
The second edition of the Africa Resilience Forum organized by the African Development Bank opened on Thursday, February 8, 2018 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. More t...
Seminar on staple crop processing zones in Africa: From vision to action

Seminar on staple crop processing zones in Africa: From vision to action

12 Feb 18  News
The African Development Bank organised a seminar on “Enhancing Knowledge on the Challenges and Opportunities of Developing and Implementing Staple Crop Processing Zones in Africa...
African leaders prep for summit on continental trade deal

African leaders prep for summit on continental trade deal

09 Feb 18  News
African national leaders concluded the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union last week, with the summit adopting a series of decisions on issues related to con...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Feb 18  News
Niger assumes the G5 Sahel Presidency during this week’s Niamey summit Mozambique joins the Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and Southern African states (European C...
Expert group meeting: Macroeconomic policies and women’s economic empowerment

Expert group meeting: Macroeconomic policies and women’s economic empowerment

06 Feb 18  News
The expert group meeting on “Macroeconomic policies and women’s economic empowerment” took place on 5-6 February 2018 in Berlin, Germany. The event brought together more tha...
Promises to world’s poorest need to be kept to stop massive inequalities, new trends show

Promises to world’s poorest need to be kept to stop massive inequalities, new trends show

05 Feb 18  News
UNCTAD analysis shows that development indicators for the 47 least developed countries are trending downward, raising the alarm for the international community Economic developmen...
World Bank report finds rise in global wealth, but inequality persists

World Bank report finds rise in global wealth, but inequality persists

01 Feb 18  News
Report goes beyond GDP to assess the economic progress of nations Global wealth grew significantly over the past two decades but per capita wealth declined or stagnated in more th...