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Tag: Sustainable development

New project to measure illicit financial flows in Africa

New project to measure illicit financial flows in Africa

20 Mar 18  News
UNCTAD and other UN bodies present new work on tracking the billions stolen from the continent each year through tax avoidance and such illegal activities as drug trafficking. UNC...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 Mar 18  News
AfCFTA updates ahead of next week’s Kigali summit: (i) tralac’s Ashly Hope: Trade in services and the AfCFTA – no service is an island. The creation of the Continental Free ...
Making progress on sustainable development, four countries tipped to graduate from ranks of poorest

Making progress on sustainable development, four countries tipped to graduate from ranks of poorest

16 Mar 18  News
Bhutan, Kiribati, São Tomé and Príncipe and Solomon Islands have been recommended for graduation from the special UN category for least developed countries. With increasing nat...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Mar 18  News
Diarise: SADC Council of Ministers to meet in Pretoria (26-27 March). Preparatory meetings start 22 March. AfCFTA commentaries: (i) ACBF’s Prof Emmanuel Nnadozie: Moving beyond...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Mar 18  News
Implications for Africa’s policy makers? China plans to set up a new international development cooperation agency ”as a key means of major-country diplomacy, enhance strategic ...
First Ordinary Session of the African Union STC Sub-Committee on Energy

First Ordinary Session of the African Union STC Sub-Committee on Energy

13 Mar 18  News
The African Union, in collaboration with Government of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is organizing the First Ordinary Session of the STC Sub-Committee on Energy of the STC on...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

09 Mar 18  News
ECOWAS Commission gets a new President: Ivorian Jean-Claude Brou takes over from Marcel De Souza African Union Commission, US State Department perspectives on AU-US relations: Ch...
Africa’s population explosion is a ticking time bomb – African Development Bank Governors

Africa’s population explosion is a ticking time bomb – African Development Bank Governors

09 Mar 18  News
The African Development Bank and its East and North African Governors have stressed the need for urgent measures to match the continent’s growing population and youth unemploymen...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...

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