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Next month’s ocean conference eyes cutting $35 billion in fisheries subsidies – UN trade officials

Next month’s ocean conference eyes cutting $35 billion in fisheries subsidies – UN trade officials

11 May 17  News
Harmful fishing subsidies that contribute to overfishing are estimated to be as high as $35 billion, fisheries experts from the United Nations trade and development agency said yes...
UN makes a solid case for the benefits of multilateral collaboration, openness, and the transformative potential of technology

UN makes a solid case for the benefits of multilateral collaboration, openness, and the transformative potential of technology

11 May 17  News
“Scientific and technological progress is an essential means to eradicate poverty and create a better world for all. We should not see it as an existential threat,” said Dr. Mu...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

10 May 17  News
Underway, in Kigali: the third Transform Africa Summit. Further details: conference website Starting tomorrow, in Maputo: the 5th Annual African Mobile Phone Services Policy Initi...
Addressing migration requires investments in sustainable rural development

Addressing migration requires investments in sustainable rural development

10 May 17  News
The FAO has welcomed the new report published by WFP on food security, conflict and international migration. “The WFP report is an important contribution to the debate...
IPAP is critical to radical economic transformation – Minister Davies

IPAP is critical to radical economic transformation – Minister Davies

09 May 17  News
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies says the Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) is critical to achieving Radical Economic Transformation. Minister Davies was speaki...
Africans rising: The time for action is now

Africans rising: The time for action is now

08 May 17  News
Africa has moved beyond theory and planning; the time for action has arrived. Africa’s first priority should be to embark on a path of sustained, sustainable and inclusive g...
Which are Africa’s most competitive countries?

Which are Africa’s most competitive countries?

04 May 17  News
Africa is full of brilliant, educated young people. Troublingly full. The number of working-age people in the continent is expected to grow to 450 million over the next couple of ...
ECA unveils inaugural Africa Data Revolution Report

ECA unveils inaugural Africa Data Revolution Report

04 May 17  News
The African Centre for Statistics at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has launched the Africa Data Revolution Report 2016, the first edition in a biennial se...
New Atlas shows energy potential of Africa and opportunities for investment to meet Africa’s energy needs

New Atlas shows energy potential of Africa and opportunities for investment to meet Africa’s energy needs

04 May 17  News
Energy consumption in Africa is the lowest in the world, and per capita consumption has barely changed since 2000 shows a new Atlas released today by the UN Environment a...
Adesina addresses need to end rural poverty at One World conference in Berlin

Adesina addresses need to end rural poverty at One World conference in Berlin

02 May 17  News
The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has called for urgent action to end rural poverty in Africa at a conference on the future of the rural...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

24 Apr 17  News
African trade policy processes starting today: alerts from @AUTradeIndustry The AU Trade and Industry 6th Strategic Stakeholders Retreat kicked off today at Premier Hotel in M...
Multilateral banks to deepen collaboration with private sector to boost inclusive, sustainable infrastructure

Multilateral banks to deepen collaboration with private sector to boost inclusive, sustainable infrastructure

24 Apr 17  News
Leaders of the top multilateral development banks (MDBs) have agreed to deepen their collaboration to encourage private sector investment in vital infrastructure needed to support ...
UN forum highlights importance of stronger partnerships for financing sustainable development

UN forum highlights importance of stronger partnerships for financing sustainable development

19 Apr 17  News
Underlining the importance of sustainable finance for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, senior United Nations officials on Tuesday called...
Review of the implementation of the commitments made towards Africa’s development: Stakeholders’ consultations

Review of the implementation of the commitments made towards Africa’s development: Stakeholders’ consultations

18 Apr 17  News
The Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA) has embarked in a new series of consultations in preparation of the third review of the implementation of the commitments made to...
World Bank Group President outlines principles to drive private investment toward development goals

World Bank Group President outlines principles to drive private investment toward development goals

18 Apr 17  News
Urgency for new approach driven by global “convergence of aspirations” World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on 11 April 2017 called for a fundamental rethinking of developm...
Botswana’s eleventh National Development Plan (NDP 11)

Botswana’s eleventh National Development Plan (NDP 11)

10 Apr 17  News
The eleventh National Development Plan (NDP 11) is the first medium term plan towards the implementation of the country’s second vision – Vision 2036. The Plan will run from 1s...
The Made in Africa Initiative: Bringing together a strategic network of top development leaders

The Made in Africa Initiative: Bringing together a strategic network of top development leaders

03 Apr 17  News
Support for industrialization in Africa received a boost last week with the launch of the Made in Africa Initiative (MIAI) Senior Advisory Board, an initiative that will create a s...
108 million people in food crisis countries face severe acute food insecurity – situation worsening

108 million people in food crisis countries face severe acute food insecurity – situation worsening

31 Mar 17  News
New global report on food crises offers benchmark for action needed to avoid catastrophe Despite international efforts to address food insecurity, around 108 million people living...
Second International Conference on the Emergence of Africa opens in Abidjan

Second International Conference on the Emergence of Africa opens in Abidjan

29 Mar 17  News
The Government of Côte d’Ivoire and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), in partnership with the African Development Bank Group and the World Bank, is holding the seco...
Experts discuss infrastructure development and industrializing efforts in Africa

Experts discuss infrastructure development and industrializing efforts in Africa

27 Mar 17  News
African experts converged in Dakar on Sunday to discuss industrialization and infrastructure development on the continent with many agreeing more still needs to be done to ensure A...

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