Tag: Sustainable development

14th Session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development: Resource box

14th Session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development: Resource box

26 Jul 16  News
The fourteenth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD 14) was held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 17 to 22 July 2016. The theme of the event was Fr...
Speakers stress Development Cooperation Forum’s role in allowing for fresh policy perspectives

Speakers stress Development Cooperation Forum’s role in allowing for fresh policy perspectives

25 Jul 16  News
Ministerial Declaration pledges concrete action to implement 2030 Agenda The Development Cooperation Forum was a neutral and impartial space that allowed for fresh perspectiv...
Over 43 million Africans face extreme poverty due to climate change by 2030

Over 43 million Africans face extreme poverty due to climate change by 2030

29 Jun 16  News
The World Bank has warned that the current level of climate adaptation funding which is insufficient could trigger extreme poverty in Africa by 2030. Speaking during the Africa Ca...
Trade in transforming our world: Options for follow-up and review of the trade-related elements of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Trade in transforming our world: Options for follow-up and review of the trade-related elements of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

07 Jun 16  News
Trade and trade policy are central to transforming our world, the objective of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Trade can make a crucial contribution to sustainable de...
China and UK partner with ITC to promote investment-led exports and growth in Africa

China and UK partner with ITC to promote investment-led exports and growth in Africa

01 Jun 16  News
Chinese companies are set to scale up their investments on the African continent and play a bigger part in helping Africa achieve higher and more sustained economic growth. This w...
Women’s economic empowerment takes centre stage at UNCTAD expert meeting

Women’s economic empowerment takes centre stage at UNCTAD expert meeting

30 May 16  News
An expert meeting on Trade as a Tool for the Economic Empowerment of Women was held by the Trade, Gender and Development Unit on 23 and 24 May 2016 to promote a better understandin...
President Adesina shares AfDB’s new transformation agenda as Annual Meetings open in Lusaka

President Adesina shares AfDB’s new transformation agenda as Annual Meetings open in Lusaka

25 May 16  News
“Africa must think big, act big and deliver big. We must never show low ambitions for Africa,” African Development Bank Group President Akinwumi Adesina said on Tuesday, May 24...
World Bank Botswana Country Partnership Framework 2016-20

World Bank Botswana Country Partnership Framework 2016-20

24 May 16  News
This document details the scope and the main elements of the Country Partnership Framework (CPF) with the Republic of Botswana for FY16-20. The previous Country Partnership Strate...
Trade as a tool for the economic empowerment of women

Trade as a tool for the economic empowerment of women

18 May 16  News
The Expert Meeting on Trade as a Tool for the Economic Empowerment of Women is taking place from 23-24 May 2016 in Geneva. Women are important players in trade: they manufacture p...
Increased resource efficiency could help cut global greenhouse gas emissions by 74%, says new study

Increased resource efficiency could help cut global greenhouse gas emissions by 74%, says new study

17 May 16  News
Increased resource efficiency can also lead to economic gains More efficient use of natural resources, together with ambitious global action on climate change, could achieve big c...
2016 Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development

2016 Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development

16 May 16  News
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) will convene the second session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD 2016) on 17-19 May, in Cairo, Egypt. The AR...
Climate hotspots: World Bank Climate Action Plan supports cities, urban poor

Climate hotspots: World Bank Climate Action Plan supports cities, urban poor

16 May 16  News
Cities are hotspots for global emissions and climate vulnerability, so it’s no wonder they are pushing for action on climate change. Nowhere was that more evident than at COP21 i...
Macro poverty outlook for select sub-Saharan African countries

Macro poverty outlook for select sub-Saharan African countries

15 Apr 16  News
The Macro Poverty Outlook is jointly produced by the Poverty & Equity and Macroeconomics & Fiscal Management Global Practices of the World Bank. This semi-annual report, wh...
Third Africa Think Tanks Summit: Communiqué

Third Africa Think Tanks Summit: Communiqué

12 Apr 16  News
Creating a Sustainable Future for African Think Tanks in Support of Agenda 2063 and Sustainable Development Goals Preamble We, the African think tanks, have met in Victoria F...
Joint AU-UNECA Ministerial on Finance and Integration concludes with an urgent call for domestication of the Agenda 2063 and 2030

Joint AU-UNECA Ministerial on Finance and Integration concludes with an urgent call for domestication of the Agenda 2063 and 2030

05 Apr 16  News
African Union Ministers of Finance, Planning, Economic Development and Integration concluded their 9th annual meeting on 5th April 2016 with a strong call for the domestication of ...
UN panel chief, Thabo Mbeki, urges action plans to tackle illicit financial flow from Africa

UN panel chief, Thabo Mbeki, urges action plans to tackle illicit financial flow from Africa

22 Feb 16  News
Addressing billions of illicit financial outflows from Africa is imperative as the continent needs domestic resources for its development, said the former President of South Africa...
Obama signs Africa electricity initiative into law

Obama signs Africa electricity initiative into law

10 Feb 16  News
President Barack Obama signed into law Monday a measure aimed at expanding electricity to millions of households in sub-Saharan Africa, a measure supporters say will save lives and...
Paris Agreement ‘decisive turning point’ on climate change, says new UN senior adviser

Paris Agreement ‘decisive turning point’ on climate change, says new UN senior adviser

01 Feb 16  News
Less than two months after 196 parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) adopted the Paris Agreement, the global community is already seein...
Power Africa launches roadmap to 60 million connections and 30,000 MW by 2030

Power Africa launches roadmap to 60 million connections and 30,000 MW by 2030

01 Feb 16  News
On Thursday, 28 January 2016 at the Powering Africa Summit, Power Africa partners launched a roadmap to meet President Obama’s goals of adding 30,000 megawatts and 60 million con...
Beyond AGOA Hearing: Remarks by Ambassador Michael Froman

Beyond AGOA Hearing: Remarks by Ambassador Michael Froman

29 Jan 16  News
On behalf of USTR, I would like to welcome our distinguished guests and friends participating in today’s hearing on policy recommendations for deepening the U.S.-Africa trade and...