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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Enhancing urban resilience

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Enhancing urban resilience

06 Jan 16  News
The World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) conducted a CityStrength Diagnostic in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in February 2015 at the request of ...
Trade and Sustainable Growth: Capacitating and Strengthening the voice of Africa’s Private Sector, 16 December 2015

Trade and Sustainable Growth: Capacitating and Strengthening the voice of Africa’s Private Sector, 16 December 2015

18 Dec 15  Event
Alongside the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference in Nairobi, africapractice (AP) and the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) hosted a panel session on ...
Historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change

14 Dec 15  News
195 nations set path to keep temperature rise well below 2 degrees Celsius An historic agreement to combat climate change and unleash actions and investment towards a low carbon, ...
Options for follow-up and review of the trade-related elements of the Post-2015 agenda and financing for development

Options for follow-up and review of the trade-related elements of the Post-2015 agenda and financing for development

23 Nov 15  News
Trade and Sustainable Development: Options for Follow-up and Review Trade is reflected throughout the draft Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of June 2015 and the May 2015...
Trade for All: European Commission presents new trade and investment strategy

Trade for All: European Commission presents new trade and investment strategy

15 Oct 15  News
The Commission is proposing a new trade and investment strategy for the European Union, entitled ‘Trade for All: Towards a more responsible trade and investment policy’. The n...
When global goals meet African realities: new report sets out an agenda for change

When global goals meet African realities: new report sets out an agenda for change

14 Oct 15  News
The new Sustainable Development Goals will only succeed if they can succeed in Africa. How can we make that happen? A new report from the Africa Progress Panel, Global Goals, Afric...
“Vulnerable Twenty” ministers call for more action and investment in climate resiliency and low-emissions development

“Vulnerable Twenty” ministers call for more action and investment in climate resiliency and low-emissions development

12 Oct 15  News
Led by the Philippines, the V20 group say they represent a significant number of nations most vulnerable to climate change – low and middle income, least developed, arid, isthmus...
Reforms of International Investment Agreements should promote sustainable development goals

Reforms of International Investment Agreements should promote sustainable development goals

02 Oct 15  News
Speakers at the UNCTAD 62nd Trade and Development Board said that international investment agreements must preserve States’ abilities to adopt policies that support the SDGs. A b...
All eyes on UN as world body prepares to adopt new Sustainable Development Goals

All eyes on UN as world body prepares to adopt new Sustainable Development Goals

25 Sep 15  News
World leaders, heads of global financial institutions and other dignitaries are heading to New York, where, after months of intense negotiations, the United Nations is set to launc...
Inclusive business a key contributor to the new global development agenda

Inclusive business a key contributor to the new global development agenda

25 Sep 15  News
Business Call to Action sees strong increases in membership, commitments to improve lives and livelihoods for world’s poor people From small social entrepreneurships to large na...
United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015: Resource box

United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015: Resource box

22 Sep 15  News
A bold new global agenda to end poverty by 2030 and pursue a sustainable future was unanimously adopted by the 193 Member States of the United Nations on 25 September 2015 at the s...
Shortage of long-term finance blunts progress in developing countries

Shortage of long-term finance blunts progress in developing countries

15 Sep 15  News
Long-term finance is essential for households, firms and sustainable development. A shortage of long-term financing since the 2008 crisis is choking the investment-backed growth o...
Green Economy and Trade Opportunities Project (GE-TOP) South Africa: 2nd National Stakeholder Workshop, 11 August 2015

Green Economy and Trade Opportunities Project (GE-TOP) South Africa: 2nd National Stakeholder Workshop, 11 August 2015

26 Aug 15  Event
The second stakeholder involvement workshop for the GE-TOP South Africa took place on 11 August 2015 at the Spier Wine Estate outside Stellenbosch, Cape Town. About 35 participants...
Peoples’ participation in implementation, follow up and review of post-2015 Development Agenda: An African perspective

Peoples’ participation in implementation, follow up and review of post-2015 Development Agenda: An African perspective

19 Aug 15  News
The year 2015 is an important one for global development as the Millennium Development Goals endorsed in 2000 with 8 goals, 21 targets, and 60 indicators are coming to an end in le...
UNCTAD Investment Policy Framework 2015 launched at Financing for Development Conference

UNCTAD Investment Policy Framework 2015 launched at Financing for Development Conference

17 Jul 15  News
Ministers met with UNCTAD Secretary General Kituyi at the official UNCTAD side event to the Financing for Development (FfD) conference. There Dr. Kituyi launched the newly updated ...
Countries reach historic agreement to generate financing for new sustainable development agenda

Countries reach historic agreement to generate financing for new sustainable development agenda

16 Jul 15  News
Countries agreed on 15 July 2015 on a series of bold measures to overhaul global finance practices and generate investments for tackling a range of economic, social and enviro...
Financing the end of poverty

Financing the end of poverty

13 Jul 15  News
Global leaders are poised to adopt a set of targets tackling the world’s biggest challenges. These targets include the ambitious goal of ending extreme poverty in a generation.&...
‘Journey towards bold climate action is at a critical moment,’ UN General Assembly told

‘Journey towards bold climate action is at a critical moment,’ UN General Assembly told

30 Jun 15  News
Development cannot be sustainable if it does not address the challenge of climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told Member States on Monday as he opened a H...
From Billions to Trillions – Transforming development finance

From Billions to Trillions – Transforming development finance

17 Apr 15  News
Post-2015 Financing for Development: Multilateral Development Finance Statement by the Heads of the African Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the European Bank for Rec...
Sendai: UN conference adopts new, people-centred disaster risk reduction strategy

Sendai: UN conference adopts new, people-centred disaster risk reduction strategy

19 Mar 15  News
Death, destruction and displacement wrought by natural disasters would be significantly reduced by 2030 under a new framework adopted by countries attending the Third United Nation...

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