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Tag: Sustainable development

tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 May 17  News
Selected trade and development event pointers: 7th SADC River Basin Organisation officials’ workshop (22-24 May, Johannesburg) UNCTAD/DTI regional seminar: Bankable Sustainable...
UNDP Africa presents its latest knowledge products to the African Group of Ambassadors to the UN

UNDP Africa presents its latest knowledge products to the African Group of Ambassadors to the UN

23 May 17  News
UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa convened a high level event hosted by the African Union Permanent Observer Mission to the United Nations on Tuesday, 16 May 2017. Billed as a k...
UN forum aims to ensure ‘promises made are promises kept’ on financing for development

UN forum aims to ensure ‘promises made are promises kept’ on financing for development

23 May 17  News
Promises made for financing the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals must be promises kept, speakers said yesterday at the opening of a United Nations forum. “The...
Funding the SDGs in resource-rich countries

Funding the SDGs in resource-rich countries

23 May 17  News
Degol Hailu and Chinpihoi Kipgen of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) recently introduced the Extractives Dependence Index (EDI) to measure a country’s dependence o...
Nigeria faces prospects of fragile economic recovery in 2017

Nigeria faces prospects of fragile economic recovery in 2017

22 May 17  News
Nigeria can build on the oil-driven economic recovery anticipated for it in 2017 by strengthening its macroeconomic policy framework and implementing the structural reforms needed ...
Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development officially kicks off in Addis Ababa

Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development officially kicks off in Addis Ababa

19 May 17  News
The 2017 Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) officially kicked-off in Addis Ababa on 17 May with Acting Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Afri...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 May 17  News
Zimbabwe’s former Economic Planning and Investment Promotion minister, Tapiwa Mashakada (MDC-T), has been elected the new chairperson of PAP’s Committee on Trade, Customs and I...
Infrastructure tops agenda as AfDB, India work towards a ‘more robust Africa’

Infrastructure tops agenda as AfDB, India work towards a ‘more robust Africa’

15 May 17  News
The African Development Bank (AfDB) is looking to strengthening its relationship with India as part of its larger agenda for a ‘a more robust Africa’. Motivated by the success...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...

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