Tag: Sustainable development

UN agency urges support for small farmers to help them not just get by, but thrive and feed others

UN agency urges support for small farmers to help them not just get by, but thrive and feed others

23 Jan 17  News
Highlighting growing challenges, such as climate change and natural resource scarcity, facing small farmers in developing countries, the head of the United Nations agricultural age...
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19 Jan 17  News
Profiled, forthcoming events: Regional trade in Africa: drivers, trends and opportunities (3 February, ACP Secretariat, Brussels); 2017 African Economic Platform (20-22 March, Maur...
UN World Data Forum wraps up with launch of Cape Town Global Action Plan for Sustainable Development Data

UN World Data Forum wraps up with launch of Cape Town Global Action Plan for Sustainable Development Data

19 Jan 17  News
The inaugural United Nations (UN) World Data Forum concluded on Wednesday with the launch of a global plan for better data to improve people’s lives, and new ideas and solutions ...
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18 Jan 17  News
Europe readies its ‘Marshall Plan’ for Africa (Politico) If Europe wants to tackle the root causes of the migration crisis, the head of the European Investment Bank says it mu...
At Cape Town Forum, UN Women and partners seek ways to close gender data gaps

At Cape Town Forum, UN Women and partners seek ways to close gender data gaps

18 Jan 17  News
With only 41 per cent of countries regularly producing data on violence against women and only 13 per cent of countries having a dedicated gender statistics budget, the first-ever ...
UN Data Forum explores ways to improve and modernize national statistical systems

UN Data Forum explores ways to improve and modernize national statistical systems

17 Jan 17  News
With the statistical community facing myriad challenges as countries begin to implement the new 15-year global plan for sustainable development, it is imperative to modernize, impr...
UNCTAD Briefing on the United Nations high-level Oceans Conference 2017: The trade and development perspective

UNCTAD Briefing on the United Nations high-level Oceans Conference 2017: The trade and development perspective

17 Jan 17  News
Message from Mr. Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs and Secretary-General of the Ocean Conference I wish to thank UNCTAD for organizing the briefin...
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16 Jan 17  News
The 7th meeting of Continental Free Trade Area Continental Task force took place last week in Nairobi Mr Nadir Merah, Acting Director and Head of Trade Division of the Department ...
Sustainable business can unlock at least US$12 trillion in new market value, and repair economic system

Sustainable business can unlock at least US$12 trillion in new market value, and repair economic system

16 Jan 17  News
New report shows next decade critical for companies to open 60 key market “hot spots,” tackle social, environmental challenges, and re-build trust with society More ...
UN Data Forum opens in South Africa to harness power of data for sustainable development

UN Data Forum opens in South Africa to harness power of data for sustainable development

16 Jan 17  News
The inaugural United Nations World Data Forum kicked off yesterday in the South African city of Cape Town, bringing together more than 1,500 data experts from more than 100 countri...
UN World Data Forum set to kick off with ambitious agenda, launching innovative data solutions to improve lives

UN World Data Forum set to kick off with ambitious agenda, launching innovative data solutions to improve lives

13 Jan 17  News
The inaugural United Nations World Data Forum, taking place in Cape Town, South Africa, on 15-18 January 2017, is set to kick off with an ambitious and innovative programme and ros...
Roads to stronger growth in low-income countries

Roads to stronger growth in low-income countries

13 Jan 17  News
Low-income countries should build more infrastructure to strengthen growth. A new IMF analysis looks at ways to overcome obstacles. The clock is now ticking on the 2030 Agend...
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12 Jan 17  News
The 2017 schedule of Trade Policy Reviews (including Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, The Gambia, WAEMU states) Business conditions of Japanese-affiliated companies in Africa: 2...
Foresight Africa: Top priorities for the continent in 2017

Foresight Africa: Top priorities for the continent in 2017

11 Jan 17  News
2017 holds promise for Africa. Despite the troubles of 2016 – political turmoil in the Gambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, continuing violence in South Sudan and Nig...
Africa Resilience Forum: AfDB President lays out blueprint for dealing with fragility

Africa Resilience Forum: AfDB President lays out blueprint for dealing with fragility

11 Jan 17  News
Bank calls for innovative partnerships needed to deal with fragility African countries will need innovative partnerships and a mix of small-scale and big transformational projects...
On the structural transformation of rural Africa

On the structural transformation of rural Africa

11 Jan 17  News
From 2000 to 2014, per capita gross domestic product in Sub-Saharan Africa increased by almost 35 percent in real terms, doubling in some countries. Such progress happened while ag...
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06 Jan 17  News
Ahead of the AU Summit later this month: commentaries by two candidates for the position of African Union Commission Chairperson Senegal’s Abdoulaye Bathily: ‘Africa has no fu...
UN partners with Africa’s development agenda 2017-2027

UN partners with Africa’s development agenda 2017-2027

06 Jan 17  News
The then United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Alpha Konare, Chairperson of the African Union Commission at that time, signed the Ten-Year Capacity Building Programm...
G20 policies and least developed countries’ export performance

G20 policies and least developed countries’ export performance

06 Jan 17  News
Key Indicators and Trends in Trade Policy 2016 – G20 policies and LDCs’ export performance During the last decade international trade has been characterized by a progress...
The WTO’s role in fisheries subsidies and its implications for Africa

The WTO’s role in fisheries subsidies and its implications for Africa

06 Jan 17  News
What should we expect from the current discussions on fisheries subsidies at the WTO? And what are the potential implications for African economies? Fisheries subsidies have been ...