Tag: Sustainable development

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...
In Africa’s Great Lakes region, UNCTAD helps build peace through cross-border trade

In Africa’s Great Lakes region, UNCTAD helps build peace through cross-border trade

26 Jan 18  News
UNCTAD Deputy Secretary General Isabelle Durant joins UN partners to pledge political and logistical support to formerly warring central African countries. Cross-border trade betw...
New Global Commission to examine how emerging technologies can benefit the poorest

New Global Commission to examine how emerging technologies can benefit the poorest

26 Jan 18  News
Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launch “Pathways for Prosperity” to explore the impact of rapid technological c...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

25 Jan 18  News
The Executive Council of the African Union officially opened today: download the speeches by H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat (Chairperson of the AUC) and Ms Vera Songwe (Executive Secreta...
Eco-industrial parks emerge as an effective approach to sustainable growth

Eco-industrial parks emerge as an effective approach to sustainable growth

25 Jan 18  News
Three development organizations have joined forces to create a new framework defining the key elements of eco-industrial parks, setting up a common understanding of how to promote ...
SADC in 2018 – Consolidating stability and sustainable development

SADC in 2018 – Consolidating stability and sustainable development

25 Jan 18  News
An eventful year awaits southern Africa in 2018 as the region intensifies efforts to deepen economic integration and achieve sustainable development and stability. The region is s...
World’s most vulnerable countries on track to achieve universal Internet access by 2020 – UN report

World’s most vulnerable countries on track to achieve universal Internet access by 2020 – UN report

25 Jan 18  News
The world’s least developed countries are narrowing ‘digital divide’, and with millions of people now taking advantage of smart phones and other digital devices, keeping up t...
Global foreign direct investment slipped in 2017

Global foreign direct investment slipped in 2017

23 Jan 18  News
Promoting foreign direct investment (FDI) for development remains challenging as global flows in 2017 fall in contrast to other macroeconomic variables. Global flows of FDI fell b...
Women in Services Trade: Participation and Ownership, A Sub-Saharan African Focus

Women in Services Trade: Participation and Ownership, A Sub-Saharan African Focus

15 Dec 17  Publications
Trade in services makes an increasingly important contribution to economic growth, employment, and poverty reduction in countries across the globe. There is also mounting evidence ...
Global e-commerce policy work to continue despite no deal at WTO’s MC11 meeting

Global e-commerce policy work to continue despite no deal at WTO’s MC11 meeting

15 Dec 17  News
UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi says talk of inclusive e-commerce and development must go beyond words if developing countries are to reap the benefits. Hopes that Wo...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Dec 17  News
Featured tweets on MC11 dynamics, outcomes: @sdonnan: There’s an alternative narrative emerging this morning [Wednesday] at WTO MC11. Just had someone make case to me that we ar...
One Planet Summit: Finance commitments fire-up higher momentum for Paris Climate Change Agreement

One Planet Summit: Finance commitments fire-up higher momentum for Paris Climate Change Agreement

14 Dec 17  News
On 12 December at the One Planet Summit, the 2nd anniversary of the Paris Agreement, world leaders gathered once again in the French capital to underscore how financial flows are s...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Dec 17  News
ABCA call for papers: Examining the challenges and opportunities of firms’ productivity in Africa Consultancy opportunity: Develop a SADC trade development and trade promot...
Fisheries subsidies at the Eleventh WTO Ministerial Conference – Deal or no deal?

Fisheries subsidies at the Eleventh WTO Ministerial Conference – Deal or no deal?

13 Dec 17  News
On Monday at the Eleventh WTO Ministerial Conference, the UNCTAD event on ‘Trade, Fisheries Subsidies and SDG14’ provided a platform for discussion to give a deeper understandi...
Buenos Aires Declaration on Women and Trade outlines actions to empower women

Buenos Aires Declaration on Women and Trade outlines actions to empower women

13 Dec 17  News
For the first time in the history of the World Trade Organization, WTO members and observers have endorsed a collective initiative to increase the participation of women in trade. ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 Dec 17  News
Featured tweets: @AUC_MoussaFaki: #SDGsAfricaRoundtable: Leadership in Africa must speak, act local to galvanise intra-African trade, stronger political commitment to address the ...
Commodity-dependent developing countries need to boost efforts to diversify their economies

Commodity-dependent developing countries need to boost efforts to diversify their economies

12 Dec 17  News
Without policy change, commodity-dependent developing countries risk falling short of achieving sustainable development by 2030, UN report warns. Without a renewed commitment to p...