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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...
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...
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...
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...
UN Commission on the Status of Women provides roadmap to women’s full and equal participation in the economy

UN Commission on the Status of Women provides roadmap to women’s full and equal participation in the economy

27 Mar 17  News
UN Member States have committed to ensure women’s full and equal participation and leadership in the economy, as well as women’s right to work and rights at work, as a vital st...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 Mar 17  News
Starting today, in Stellenbosch: ICTSD workshop Leveraging services and digital potential for inclusive economic growth Concluding today, in Geneva: UNCTAD’s Oceans Forum on tra...
How can transport infrastructure promote trade and sustainable development on the African continent?

How can transport infrastructure promote trade and sustainable development on the African continent?

22 Mar 17  News
The role of infrastructure in economic development is widely recognised. How can the development of a more integrated transport infrastructure network support the achievement of th...
World’s most marginalized still left behind by global development priorities: UNDP report

World’s most marginalized still left behind by global development priorities: UNDP report

22 Mar 17  News
Millions of people are not benefiting from progress, with the gap set to widen unless deep-rooted development barriers, including discrimination and unequal political participation...
Smarter use of resources can add $2 trillion annually to global economy

Smarter use of resources can add $2 trillion annually to global economy

22 Mar 17  News
Smarter and more efficient use of the world’s natural resources today means the next generation will reap annual economic benefits of $2 trillion by 2050, while offsetting the co...
Female empowerment would unleash potential to chart new global future, Secretary-General tells Commission on Status of Women

Female empowerment would unleash potential to chart new global future, Secretary-General tells Commission on Status of Women

14 Mar 17  News
Inclusive economies powerful way to break cycles of poverty, UN-Women chief says From classrooms and boardrooms to military ranks and peace talks, the world was better off when th...
Without a gender perspective, trade policy may undermine women’s empowerment

Without a gender perspective, trade policy may undermine women’s empowerment

14 Mar 17  News
Trade policies that are “gender-blind” can inadvertently undermine women’s economic empowerment, UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi said ahead of the opening in New York...
Let us work harder to ensure ‘no one is left behind,’ urges President of main UN economic and social body

Let us work harder to ensure ‘no one is left behind,’ urges President of main UN economic and social body

14 Mar 17  News
Highlighting that persisting extreme poverty and inequality prevent the realization of the benefits of globalisation and have been major causes of disaffection across rich and poor...
EAC states now act on overfishing to save stocks in Lake Victoria

EAC states now act on overfishing to save stocks in Lake Victoria

13 Mar 17  News
Faced with dwindling fish stocks in Lake Victoria, East African states have moved to institute stringent measures to control fishing in the shared water body. Uganda, which ...
Sustainability in Madagascar

Sustainability in Madagascar

08 Mar 17  Publications
This working paper examines sustainability issues with respect to Madagascar. This seemingly uncontroversial and self-evident objective raises more questions than the paper is like...
How meaningful are Availability, Accessibility and Affordability Targets and statistical information when it comes to Fast Broadband Internet?

How meaningful are Availability, Accessibility and Affordability Targets and statistical information when it comes to Fast Broadband Internet?

08 Mar 17  Discussion
Tarik Oguz, tralac Research Advisor – Information and Communication Technologies, discusses sustainable development targets related to access to the internet The Internet h...
There are many challenges in the IORA; businesses should see these as opportunities

There are many challenges in the IORA; businesses should see these as opportunities

08 Mar 17  News
Digitalisation and globalisation have democratised business, especially for SMEs, said Indonesian President Joko Widodo in his opening Keynote Address to the first IORA Business Su...

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