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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...
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...
Economic diversification even more crucial as the fight against climate change revs up

Economic diversification even more crucial as the fight against climate change revs up

09 Oct 17  News
The need for developing countries to diversify the portfolio of goods and services they produce has become even more pressing as governments move to act on the promises of the Pari...
Remittances to recover modestly after two years of decline

Remittances to recover modestly after two years of decline

04 Oct 17  News
Remittances to low- and middle-income countries are on course to recover in 2017 after two consecutive years of decline, says the latest edition of the World Bank’s Migration and...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

29 Sep 17  News
Today, in Lusaka: Zambia’s Minister of Finance, Felix Mutati, delivers the 2018 national budget Yesterday, in Maseru: The first sitting of the Lesotho Coordinating Committee on ...
Role of trade key in achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals

Role of trade key in achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals

29 Sep 17  News
Trade will play a key role in achieving the United Nations’ 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and both governments and the private sector need to be more active in ensur...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

28 Sep 17  News
tralac’s weekly e-Newsletter is posted. The featured commentary is by Prof Gerhard Erasmus: Is the WTO under threat? Tomorrow in Johannesburg: How to succeed in doing ...
Sustainable Development Goals within an African context

Sustainable Development Goals within an African context

26 Sep 17  Publications
On 25 September 2015, the United Nations adopted a set of goals focused on ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring prosperity for all as vital components of a new sustai...
Understanding non-tariff measures is key for sustainable growth and development

Understanding non-tariff measures is key for sustainable growth and development

26 Sep 17  News
UNCTAD is organizing its first Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs) Week in Geneva from 25-27 September 2017 to shed light on the importance of mandatory trade-related regulations and volunt...
High-level event on the Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa: Joint communiqué

High-level event on the Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa: Joint communiqué

25 Sep 17  News
“Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa (2016-2025): From Political commitments to actions on the ground” – 21 September 2017, New York One of the biggest ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 Sep 17  News
In this week’s tralac’s e-Newsletter: Talkmore Chidede discusses a recent suit filed by Zimbabwe invoking the SADC Finance and Investment Protocol Yesterday’s African Union ...
UNDP launches study on income inequality in sub-Saharan Africa

UNDP launches study on income inequality in sub-Saharan Africa

22 Sep 17  News
Landmark publication stresses that addressing income disparities in the region will be key to reaching SDGs It is only by addressing the challenge of income inequality that Africa...
Industrialization can drive growth, sustainable development in Africa, stress UN officials

Industrialization can drive growth, sustainable development in Africa, stress UN officials

22 Sep 17  News
While much of Africa has achieved impressive economic growth, United Nations officials on Thursday, 21 September 2017 encouraged countries on the continent to take further action t...
Southern African leaders, at General Assembly, call for levelling the economic playing field

Southern African leaders, at General Assembly, call for levelling the economic playing field

21 Sep 17  News
Warning that Africa is beset by the double scourge of the disparity of the global economy and illicit financial outflows, South African President Jacob Zuma yesterday called on the...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Sep 17  News
Events, Thursday, in New York: (i) Flagship reforms for a more effective African Union: a conversation with Rwandan President Paul Kagame (Brookings Institution); (ii) Income inequ...
World hunger again on the rise, driven by conflict and climate change, new UN report says

World hunger again on the rise, driven by conflict and climate change, new UN report says

19 Sep 17  News
815 million people now hungry – Millions of children at risk from malnutrition After steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger is on the rise again, affecting 815 mill...
Africa needs to increase production and have a skilled manpower to develop productive capacities: UNCTAD panelists

Africa needs to increase production and have a skilled manpower to develop productive capacities: UNCTAD panelists

19 Sep 17  News
To achieve structural transformation and sustainable development, Africa needs to pay more focus on the need to build its productive capacities. African Union Commission Deputy Ch...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Sep 17  News
tralac’s Weekly e-newsletter is posted. Highlights include: Prof Gerard Erasmus asking if the court ruling on the Kenyan elections in Kenya is a precedent for inter-state dispute...

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