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tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Mar 18  News
Today’s tralac daily news selection marks International Women’s Day 2018: enjoy our compilation of commentaries, data sources, event pointers * * * Namibia’s Mrs Sabine Bö...
A gender responsive AfCFTA

A gender responsive AfCFTA

08 Mar 18  Blog
The African Union’s agenda 2063 includes bold aspirations and targets for gender parity. It states: Africa of 2063 will have full gender parity… the economic and political gla...
ILO: Women still less likely to be active in the labour market than men in most of the world

ILO: Women still less likely to be active in the labour market than men in most of the world

08 Mar 18  News
Despite notable progress over the past 20 years, updated ILO figures show persistent inequalities between women and men on access to the labour market, unemployment and conditions ...
Time is Now to scale up women’s rights and nutrition activism in Africa

Time is Now to scale up women’s rights and nutrition activism in Africa

08 Mar 18  News
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, three African leaders and activists, Martin Chungong, Cameroonian Secretary General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, Dr Ibrahim May...
Southern Africa Trust launches report on women traders and farmers in SADC

Southern Africa Trust launches report on women traders and farmers in SADC

08 Mar 18  News
The experiences and challenges of women in the SADC region: The case of trade and agriculture sectors Women play a key role in the trade and agriculture in the Southern African De...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 Mar 18  News
The AfDB has appointed Moono Mupotola as Director, Regional Integration. Full details of this, and other senior management appointments, can be accessed here. SADC Ministers for E...
2018 Meeting of SADC Ministers for Employment and Labour and Social Partners

2018 Meeting of SADC Ministers for Employment and Labour and Social Partners

07 Mar 18  News
Report of the Outgoing Chair (South Africa) The past year has been challenging for the SADC-ELS and equally the Troika. Our starting point was to examine and introduce new ways of...
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...

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