Tag: Sustainable development

Ninth BRICS Leaders’ Summit: Xiamen Declaration

Ninth BRICS Leaders’ Summit: Xiamen Declaration

05 Sep 17  News
Extract from the Xiamen Declaration Adopted at the Ninth BRICS Leaders’ Summit on 4 September 2017 We, the Leaders of the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Russian Federat...
AfDB wants greater focus on implementation, as African Green Revolution Forum begins in Abidjan

AfDB wants greater focus on implementation, as African Green Revolution Forum begins in Abidjan

04 Sep 17  News
“The ground is already ploughed. Together, let us now sow the seeds of hope and reap a harvest so plentiful in the years ahead” – Akinwumi Adesina, AfDB President Ahead of t...
Sustainable tourism – A tool for development and poverty eradication

Sustainable tourism – A tool for development and poverty eradication

30 Aug 17  News
Today, tourism generates 10% of the world’s GDP, one in every 10 jobs, and 30% of world trade in services. It is key to many countries’ economies and livelihoods. The United N...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

28 Aug 17  News
TICAD Ministerial Meeting in Maputo: selected highlights, reviews Remarks by Mr Taro Kono (Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan): (i) Opening Session (pdf): In this context, Jap...
TICAD Ministerial Meeting in Maputo, Plenary 1: Economic transformation for Africa’s growth

TICAD Ministerial Meeting in Maputo, Plenary 1: Economic transformation for Africa’s growth

28 Aug 17  News
Remarks by H.E. Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, at the TICAD Ministerial Meeting in Maputo, Mozambique At the outset, I would like to express my sincere appr...
Income inequality trends in sub-Saharan Africa: Divergence, determinants and consequences

Income inequality trends in sub-Saharan Africa: Divergence, determinants and consequences

28 Aug 17  News
Opening remarks by Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Africa, at the inaugural launch of the UNDP study on “Income inequality trends...
Mozambique hosts Tokyo International Conference on African Development

Mozambique hosts Tokyo International Conference on African Development

23 Aug 17  News
Mozambique will host the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) from Wednesday to Friday, an event that will be attended by foreign ministers, among other go...
Cooperation in International Waters in Africa (CIWA): Programme overview

Cooperation in International Waters in Africa (CIWA): Programme overview

23 Aug 17  News
Water management and development play essential roles in development, underpinning the means to lift people out of poverty and reduce vulnerability to climate change. Man...
International financial system and development

International financial system and development

21 Aug 17  News
The present report summarises information on trends in international public and private capital flows to developing countries, options to address financial stress in developing cou...
Boosting trade and investment in Sub-Saharan Africa

Boosting trade and investment in Sub-Saharan Africa

17 Aug 17  News
The last 15 years have seen fast economic growth in many Sub-Saharan countries. However, there is a need to translate these factors into sustained poverty reduction through greate...
Is the world integrating or disintegrating?

Is the world integrating or disintegrating?

17 Aug 17  News
The Sixty-Fourth Session of the UNCTAD Trade and Development Board will be held from 11 to 22 September 2017 in Geneva. A high-level dialogue will provide an opportunity to as...
Think Tank Meeting on Intra-Regional Fish Trade in Africa: Communiqué

Think Tank Meeting on Intra-Regional Fish Trade in Africa: Communiqué

14 Aug 17  News
From 2nd to 4th August 2017, the beautiful city of Abuja in the Federal Republic of Nigeria hosted a Think Tank Meeting on Intra-regional Fish Trade in Africa in the cont...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 Aug 17  News
In Addis, today: Ms Vera Songwe assumes office as the new UNECA Executive Secretary From the tralac e-Newsletter: Call for papers for the Monitoring Regional Integration in S...
Mobile broadband subscriptions on track to hit 4.3 billion in 2017 – UN report

Mobile broadband subscriptions on track to hit 4.3 billion in 2017 – UN report

01 Aug 17  News
Mobile broadband subscriptions are expected to reach 4.3 billion globally by the end of 2017, according to a new report released by the United Nations telecommunications agency. N...
Global infrastructure investment need to reach $97 trillion by 2040

Global infrastructure investment need to reach $97 trillion by 2040

26 Jul 17  News
A ground-breaking new report by the G20’s Global Infrastructure Hub (GI Hub) outlines infrastructure investment needs globally and individually for 50 countries and seven sectors...
Can trade deliver the UN’s 2030 agenda?

Can trade deliver the UN’s 2030 agenda?

24 Jul 17  News
Trade is a fundamental building block of the economy – but it’s going to need to evolve Trade can be a source of prosperity, new ideas and shared values and ambition...
Clean energy transition will increase demand for minerals, says new World Bank report

Clean energy transition will increase demand for minerals, says new World Bank report

21 Jul 17  News
A new report released by the World Bank highlights the potential impacts that the expected continuing boom in low-carbon energy technologies will have on demand for many minerals a...
Resolute action key to retaining development gains, meeting 2030 Agenda by target date

Resolute action key to retaining development gains, meeting 2030 Agenda by target date

21 Jul 17  News
Turning promises into progress in achieving a sustainable future depended on harnessing a collective will and taking resolute action to meet the deadline set in the 2030 Agenda for...
Sustainability provisions in regional trade agreements: Can they be multilateralised?

Sustainability provisions in regional trade agreements: Can they be multilateralised?

21 Jul 17  News
With the rise of deep-integration regional trade agreements (RTAs), the role of sustainable development has become an inevitable discussion. Recent agreements reflect a trend in fa...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Jul 17  News
Featured tweet, @AUTradeIndustry: The 9th Meeting of the CFTA Continental Task Force commenced to review Technical Documents for the 3rd CFTA Technical Working Groups Featured new...