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Group of WTO Members: Time to focus on gender as critical inclusion issue

Group of WTO Members: Time to focus on gender as critical inclusion issue

06 Dec 17  News
A coalition of developed and developing economies is expected to unveil a declaration in Buenos Aires outlining several steps they plan to take over the coming two years towards in...
Ending child marriage could generate $3 billion in annual benefits for Uganda’s population by 2030

Ending child marriage could generate $3 billion in annual benefits for Uganda’s population by 2030

05 Dec 17  News
Ending child marriage today could generate $3 billion per year for Uganda by 2030, says a new report published by the World Bank. In contrast, the perpetuation of child marriage wo...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

01 Dec 17  News
tralac’s weekly e-Newsletter is posted. Featured content: (i) Preparing for Buenos Aires: can the WTO deliver on Nairobi promises?; (ii) tralac-KAM AGOA awareness workshops An A...
5th African Union-European Union Summit: Resource box

5th African Union-European Union Summit: Resource box

01 Dec 17  News
The 5th African Union-European Union (AU-EU) Summit took place in Abidjan, Côte D’Ivoire, on 29-30 November 2017 under the overarching theme “Investing in Youth for a Sustaina...
EU-Africa Business Forum underlines commitment of business to sustainable, inclusive development

EU-Africa Business Forum underlines commitment of business to sustainable, inclusive development

01 Dec 17  News
At the 6th EU-Africa Business Forum, held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on 27 November 2017, business leaders and investors from Africa and Europe confirmed their commitment to sust...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

30 Nov 17  News
In Abidjan: 5th African Union-European Union Summit concludes: Investing in youth for a sustainable future The 5th African Union-European Union Summit took place on 29-30 Nov...
African Union-European Union Summit: Investing in youth for a sustainable future

African Union-European Union Summit: Investing in youth for a sustainable future

30 Nov 17  News
The 5th African Union-European Union Summit took place on 29-30 November in Abidjan, under the overarching theme of Youth. The Summit brought together leaders from 55 African Union...
Joint press release of the United Nations, the African Union and the European Union at the 5th AU-EU Summit in Abidjan

Joint press release of the United Nations, the African Union and the European Union at the 5th AU-EU Summit in Abidjan

30 Nov 17  News
Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire The United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, the President of the Europea...
South-South cooperation offers major opportunities to support vulnerable countries – UN official

South-South cooperation offers major opportunities to support vulnerable countries – UN official

30 Nov 17  News
As the most vulnerable countries continue to face serious development challenges, South-South cooperation offers enormous opportunities and potential to effectively support them in...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

29 Nov 17  News
Updates from the 5th AU-EU Summit in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire: UN Secretary-General António Guterres‏: remarks at the Opening of the 5th African Union-European Union...
Foreign Affairs Ministers of Africa and Europe convene in Abidjan to brainstorm on joint development issues

Foreign Affairs Ministers of Africa and Europe convene in Abidjan to brainstorm on joint development issues

29 Nov 17  News
The opening ceremony of the Joint AU-EU Ministerial Meeting was held on 28 November 2017 in the presence of AU Commissioners and high officials from the AU and the EU, ahead of the...
EU Bank financing for young entrepreneurs and private sector, as well as key services across Africa announced alongside AU-EU summit

EU Bank financing for young entrepreneurs and private sector, as well as key services across Africa announced alongside AU-EU summit

29 Nov 17  News
Ahead of the fifth African Union-European Union summit taking place in in Abidjan this week the European Investment Bank (EIB) has formally agreed financing to support more than EU...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

28 Nov 17  News
Featured infographics: @TheEIU_Africa team forecasts Ethiopia as sub-Saharan Africa’s fastest growing economy in 2018. East African/Franc Zone economies feature in region’...
Trade: A catalyst for accomplishing the 2030 Agenda

Trade: A catalyst for accomplishing the 2030 Agenda

28 Nov 17  News
Trade should support economic growth and be made socially and environmentally sustainable, with benefits spread across all segments of society. The ninth session of the Trade and ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

24 Nov 17  News
Featured tweet, @UNCTADKituyi: Regional integration initiatives must be recast in light of sluggish global recovery, rising nativism, imperatives of sustainability and the dynamic...
The European Union’s External Investment Plan: green light for the first five investment areas

The European Union’s External Investment Plan: green light for the first five investment areas

24 Nov 17  News
The European Commission has defined concrete areas of investments for its External Investment Plan. The new plan will mobilise €44 billion of sustainable investment for Africa an...
EU-Africa strategy: An incentive for development?

EU-Africa strategy: An incentive for development?

24 Nov 17  News
After “years of indifference” and one of the biggest waves of migration to ever hit Europe, Africa now tops the political agenda. That means a new strategy has to be found, acc...
Progress in least developed countries hinges on access to modern energy

Progress in least developed countries hinges on access to modern energy

22 Nov 17  News
Expanding access to adequate, reliable and affordable sources of modern energy is essential if the world’s poorest nations are to escape the poverty trap. According to The Least...
African Union Commission organizes the 1st AU Symposium on Special Economic Zones and Industrial Development

African Union Commission organizes the 1st AU Symposium on Special Economic Zones and Industrial Development

15 Nov 17  News
The Department of Trade and Industry of the African Union Commission organised the 1st African Union Symposium on Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and Industrial Development from 7 to...
Tax avoidance threatens development agenda

Tax avoidance threatens development agenda

13 Nov 17  News
The inaugural meeting of the Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Financing for Development happened to coincide with the publication of the Paradise Papers by a consortium o...

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