Tag: Sustainable development

Trade negotiators double down on efforts to get fish subsidies result at MC11

Trade negotiators double down on efforts to get fish subsidies result at MC11

13 Nov 17  News
Close to 31% of the world’s marine fish stocks are now overexploited and depleted. Estimated at between US$ 20 to 35 billion per year, harmful subsidies compound the problem of o...
Managing water wisely: The urgent need to improve water resources management in Tanzania

Managing water wisely: The urgent need to improve water resources management in Tanzania

07 Nov 17  News
The tenth edition of the Tanzania Economic Update contains the World Bank’s regular review of Tanzania’s economy and near term outlook, and a special focus chapter on the press...
1st AU Symposium on Special Economic Zones and Industrial Development

1st AU Symposium on Special Economic Zones and Industrial Development

07 Nov 17  News
The first African Union Symposium on Special Economic Zones and Industrial Development takes place at the Best Western Plus Lusaka Grand Hotel in Lusaka, Zambia from 7-10 November ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 Nov 17  News
Transforming African economies through smart trade and industrial policy (UNECA) The present report builds on the recommendations of the 2015 Economic Report on Africa throug...
Nigeria, Economic Community of West African States, major world economies adopt Abuja Statement

Nigeria, Economic Community of West African States, major world economies adopt Abuja Statement

03 Nov 17  News
Statement reaffirms that trade and investment are inseparable and remain indispensable “twin engines” for economic growth, modernization and development of Africa Nigeria, the...
First UNIDO-ACP Symposium on boosting ACP inclusive and sustainable industrialization held in Brussels

First UNIDO-ACP Symposium on boosting ACP inclusive and sustainable industrialization held in Brussels

26 Oct 17  News
The first symposium dedicated to cooperation between the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States (ACP) to...
Closing UN’s ‘Africa Week,’ Assembly President says continent’s vision getting close to reality

Closing UN’s ‘Africa Week,’ Assembly President says continent’s vision getting close to reality

23 Oct 17  News
Addressing the final event of this year’s Africa Week at the United Nations, General Assembly President Miroslav Lajčák on Friday highlighted the continent’s transformative c...
Trade logistics and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Trade logistics and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

23 Oct 17  News
Can transport and trade logistics make development more socially inclusive and environmentally friendly? The fifth session of the Multi-year Expert Meeting on Transport, Trade Log...
New models for increasing producer benefits through sustainability standards and trade in Africa

New models for increasing producer benefits through sustainability standards and trade in Africa

20 Oct 17  News
The potential for sustainable trade to be a catalyst for socially and environmentally sound development on the African continent is enormous. How can new partnerships and approache...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Oct 17  News
From the UN’s Africa Week 2017: remarks by Amina J. Mohammed, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Today, regional blocks in South and Central America, Southeast Asia and Chi...
An initial appraisal of Africa’s path towards sustainable development

An initial appraisal of Africa’s path towards sustainable development

19 Oct 17  News
Joint AfDB-AU-ECA-UNDP baseline report urges sustained commitment to reducing poverty and calls for upgrading the continent’s statistical capabilities to ensure and track future ...
Global Value Chains – analysis of wine in South Africa

Global Value Chains – analysis of wine in South Africa

18 Oct 17  Publications
Today’s global economy has witnessed changes in the way production and trade occur. As new technologies are developed, globalisation and regionalisation are taking centre-stage, ...
Global trade: Path to shared prosperity

Global trade: Path to shared prosperity

18 Oct 17  News
Speech by EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström at Wits University – Johannesburg, South Africa, 17 October 2017 I am thrilled to be here at these historic grounds and i...
Africa Week 2017: Integrated, prosperous, people-centred and peaceful Africa

Africa Week 2017: Integrated, prosperous, people-centred and peaceful Africa

17 Oct 17  News
“The international world must change the way it looks at Africa. Africa is a place of opportunity,” said Mr António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations during th...
ACP countries target economic transformation in new relationship with Europe

ACP countries target economic transformation in new relationship with Europe

17 Oct 17  News
Members of Parliaments from Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific gathered in Brussels this week for the 47th session of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly, as well as joint intersessi...
Alarm bells as more developing countries become commodity-dependent

Alarm bells as more developing countries become commodity-dependent

13 Oct 17  News
Sustainable management of the commodity sector can fuel global economic growth. Nine more developing economies became dependent on commodity exports between 2010 and 2015, bringing...
Global unemployment passes 200 million in 2017, UN labour agency reports

Global unemployment passes 200 million in 2017, UN labour agency reports

10 Oct 17  News
More than 200 million people are out of work around the world – an increase of 3.4 million since last year, the United Nations labour agency said Monday, calling for policies tha...
Commodities and the SDGs: UNCTAD Expert Meeting to discuss developments, challenges and opportunities in commodity markets

Commodities and the SDGs: UNCTAD Expert Meeting to discuss developments, challenges and opportunities in commodity markets

10 Oct 17  News
In the 15 years countries have to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, the commodity sector will play a crucial role in facilitating their attainment, notably in commodity-de...
Rural areas, too long seen as poverty traps, key to economic growth in developing countries

Rural areas, too long seen as poverty traps, key to economic growth in developing countries

10 Oct 17  News
But sweeping transformations needed to unlock their potential to help feed and employ a younger, more crowded planet – new report Millions of young people in developing countrie...
UNCTAD Expert Meeting to discuss international investment policies and sustainable development

UNCTAD Expert Meeting to discuss international investment policies and sustainable development

10 Oct 17  News
Experts will meet in Geneva from 9-11 October 2017 to stock of the sustainable development-oriented reform of international investment agreements to date, based on policy instrumen...