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Tag: Sustainable development

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...
United Nations urges end to austerity, calls for ambition to rebalance global economy and achieve prosperity for all

United Nations urges end to austerity, calls for ambition to rebalance global economy and achieve prosperity for all

15 Sep 17  News
The global economy appears stuck on its path to recovery. A new UNCTAD report, the Trade and Development Report, 2017: Beyond Austerity – Towards a Global New Deal, sets out...
South-South cooperation key to overcoming inequalities, says UN deputy chief

South-South cooperation key to overcoming inequalities, says UN deputy chief

15 Sep 17  News
Underscoring the importance of South-South cooperation, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on 12 September 2017 urged sustained commitment to mutually beneficia...
Integrating SMEs into value chains can boost development

Integrating SMEs into value chains can boost development

14 Sep 17  News
Small business comes in many different forms but for millions of people around the world it is a route out of poverty and a chance at a better life. Small and Medium Enterprises (...
UNCTAD Trade and Development Board, 64th session begins in Geneva

UNCTAD Trade and Development Board, 64th session begins in Geneva

11 Sep 17  News
UNCTAD Secretary-General targets trade barriers and calls for decisions to turn into action Reducing barriers to trade and achieving true development for all countries were issues...
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...

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