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Tag: Sustainable development

The significance of the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris Agreement

The significance of the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris Agreement

07 Jun 17  Publications
The Paris Agreement is an international deal between 195 participating countries to gradually decrease greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions directly linked to climate change. It aspires ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 Jun 17  News
A strong set of event pointers, launches introduces today’s news selection: Today, is African Border Day: a message from AUC Peace and Security Commissioner, Ambassador Smail Ch...
UNCTAD and other global influencers gather to discuss eliminating harmful fisheries subsidies at UN Ocean Conference

UNCTAD and other global influencers gather to discuss eliminating harmful fisheries subsidies at UN Ocean Conference

07 Jun 17  News
UNCTAD at the Oceans Conference is working towards a call for action on a binding global agreement to end certain forms of fisheries subsidies Why are fishery subsidies so harmful...
High Level Panel on Migration in Africa launched with Liberia’s Sirleaf as chair

High Level Panel on Migration in Africa launched with Liberia’s Sirleaf as chair

07 Jun 17  News
“Just last week, some forty young men and women died of thirst in the Sahara Desert, while trying to reach Europe. More than a thousand have perished in the Mediterranean Sea sin...
The clock is ticking for World leaders to generate wealth from sustainable fisheries

The clock is ticking for World leaders to generate wealth from sustainable fisheries

07 Jun 17  News
UNCTAD will organize an event themed “Enhancing trade opportunities for Least Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States through the fisheries sector” to address c...
ILO head calls for the much needed greening of the world of work

ILO head calls for the much needed greening of the world of work

06 Jun 17  News
Guy Ryder, Director-General of the ILO, has told delegates at the 106th International Labour Conference to build governance that makes migration safe, orderly, and regular. The Di...
The potential of the blue economy: Increasing long-term benefits of the sustainable use of marine resources for SIDS and coastal LDCs

The potential of the blue economy: Increasing long-term benefits of the sustainable use of marine resources for SIDS and coastal LDCs

06 Jun 17  News
Humanity’s relationship with the oceans, and how people use and exploit their resources, is evolving in important ways. While the oceans are increasingly becoming a source of fo...
UN poised to open summit on world’s oceans; outcome will ‘call for action’ on ocean health

UN poised to open summit on world’s oceans; outcome will ‘call for action’ on ocean health

05 Jun 17  News
Warming oceans, depleting sea life and plastic pollution are on the agenda for this week’s ocean summit at the United Nations, which will call for urgent action to improve the he...
Greening Africa’s cities to protect people and growth

Greening Africa’s cities to protect people and growth

05 Jun 17  News
A fast urbanizing Africa is rapidly degrading the environmental assets of its cities. Protecting those assets can increase the productivity and livability of these cities, improve...
Republic of Malawi Poverty Assessment

Republic of Malawi Poverty Assessment

05 Jun 17  News
Poverty and Shared Prosperity in Malawi, 2004-2010 Malawi’s monetary poverty is high and did not lessen in rural areas between 2004 and 2010. The over-representation of poverty ...
Urbanization key to Malawi’s future growth prospects

Urbanization key to Malawi’s future growth prospects

05 Jun 17  News
The World Bank says Malawi needs to better manage its urbanization process as this will be critical to the country’s efforts to boost resilience, reduce poverty, and achieve sust...
Launch of Namibia’s Fifth National Development Plan (NDP5)

Launch of Namibia’s Fifth National Development Plan (NDP5)

02 Jun 17  News
Extracts from the Keynote Address by President Hage Geingob on the occasion of the launching of Namibia’s Fifth National Development Plan, 31 May 2017 Development is often defin...
Increasing food production without damaging the environment

Increasing food production without damaging the environment

31 May 17  News
FAO Director-General addresses European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development To achieve sustainable development we must transform current agriculture and ...
2nd East African Manufacturing Business Summit: The Kigali Resolutions

2nd East African Manufacturing Business Summit: The Kigali Resolutions

29 May 17  News
The 2nd East African Manufacturing Business Summit was held in Kigali, Rwanda at Kigali, Serena Hotel on 23-25 May 2017. The Business summit was officially opened by Rt. Hon An...
The new self-financing Mechanism of the African Union: Can the proposed AU levy be a step towards financial independence?

The new self-financing Mechanism of the African Union: Can the proposed AU levy be a step towards financial independence?

25 May 17  Discussion
In recognition of Africa Day 2017, Gerhard Erasmus, tralac Associate, comments on the significant recent decision by the AU to adopt a new self-funding mechanism Introduction The...
Harnessing rather than suppressing informal trade can give Africa a boost

Harnessing rather than suppressing informal trade can give Africa a boost

25 May 17  News
FAO study offers policy guidance for linking half of all cross-border trade to development goals Africa’s vast but informal cross-border trade can contribute to improving liveli...
Africa remains world’s second-fastest growing region

Africa remains world’s second-fastest growing region

25 May 17  News
In 2016, Africa as a whole maintained its position as the world’s second-fastest growing economies behind South Asia, according to data released during the Financial Present...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

24 May 17  News
Selected highlights from the AfDB Annual Meeting in Ahmedabad: Akinwumi Adesina’s keynote speech, commentary by Pankaj Patel (FICCI president), AfDB, IFC to promote investm...
Overfishing destroying livelihoods

Overfishing destroying livelihoods

24 May 17  News
African waters are powerful magnets for illegal and unregulated foreign fishing operations It was midnight on 14 December 2016, when five fishermen in Tombo village near Freetown ...
AfDB Annual Meetings open in Ahmedabad: Deliberations underscore win-win Africa-India cooperation

AfDB Annual Meetings open in Ahmedabad: Deliberations underscore win-win Africa-India cooperation

24 May 17  News
The 52nd Annual Meetings of the Board of Governors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the 43rd Meetings of the Board of Governors of the African Development Fund ...

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