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Africa could gain $89 billion annually by curbing illicit financial flows

Africa could gain $89 billion annually by curbing illicit financial flows

29 Sep 20  News
UNCTAD’s Economic Development in Africa Report 2020 says stopping illicit capital flight could almost cut in half the annual financing gap of $200 billion that the continent face...
Public procurement is a powerful tool for sustainable development – UN report

Public procurement is a powerful tool for sustainable development – UN report

08 Sep 20  News
Strategic government spending on goods and services can increase the uptake of sustainability standards in the wake of COVID-19, driving our sustainable development ambitions. As ...
The Role of Digitalization in the Decade of Action for Africa

The Role of Digitalization in the Decade of Action for Africa

08 Sep 20  News
It is widely recognized that digitalization is one of the most powerful tools for implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Africa’s Agenda 2063. Digital appl...
Digital transformation should be top priority for Africa’s leaders

Digital transformation should be top priority for Africa’s leaders

01 Sep 20  News
African leaders need to think digital always, especially now as the continent continues to grapple with the ongoing coronavirus crisis that has affected millions across the world, ...
4th High-Level Tax Policy Dialogue: Taxing rights for Africa in the new world and effects of COVID-19 – The role of tax policymakers and tax administrators

4th High-Level Tax Policy Dialogue: Taxing rights for Africa in the new world and effects of COVID-19 – The role of tax policymakers and tax administrators

31 Aug 20  News
A collaboration between the African Tax Administration Forum and the African Union Commission Outcome Statement The 4th ATAF High-Level Tax Policy Dialogue attracted over 529...
Digital economy can put citizens in control of finance, says UN Task Force

Digital economy can put citizens in control of finance, says UN Task Force

27 Aug 20  News
A UN Task Force set up to look into the risks and benefits of the digital economy, has concluded that it could have a transformational impact on sustainable development, and empowe...
Nations to meet in Barbados to chart new path for post-coronavirus economic recovery

Nations to meet in Barbados to chart new path for post-coronavirus economic recovery

05 Aug 20  News
UNCTAD15, the UN trade and development body's fifteenth quadriennial conference, will take place under the theme “From inequality and vulnerability to prosperity for all” as th...
Amid fears of worst recession in decades, urgent calls for solidarity, a united economic front

Amid fears of worst recession in decades, urgent calls for solidarity, a united economic front

23 Jul 20  News
With multilateral cooperation under strain, senior UN officials, Nobel laureates and eminent academic experts, gathered virtually on Wednesday for the launch of a new report recomm...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 Jul 20  News
Diarise: 27 July. Leading the way: How Africa is establishing a 21st century trade agenda This event will introduce the new World Bank Group report: The African Continental Free T...
Trade policy can ensure inclusive prosperity in wake of COVID-19

Trade policy can ensure inclusive prosperity in wake of COVID-19

21 Jul 20  News
Trade-restrictive measures imposed by G20 governments have reached historically high levels, a trend that has only increased with the pandemic. Worldwide, supply ch...
World off track in meeting 2030 Agenda, UN deputy chief warns, calls for solidarity in COVID-19 recovery

World off track in meeting 2030 Agenda, UN deputy chief warns, calls for solidarity in COVID-19 recovery

21 Jul 20  News
The world was off track in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, even before the COVID-19 crisis erupted, but can get back on course by increasing investment ...
UN report sends ‘sobering message’ of deeply entrenched hunger globally

UN report sends ‘sobering message’ of deeply entrenched hunger globally

15 Jul 20  News
In much of the world, “hunger remains deeply entrenched and is rising”, the UN chief said on Monday, launching this year’s major UN food security update, highlighting that ov...
Keeping trade open amid COVID-19 crisis central to achieving SDGs and economic recovery

Keeping trade open amid COVID-19 crisis central to achieving SDGs and economic recovery

14 Jul 20  News
In a report to the United Nations High-level Political Forum (HLPF) taking place from 7 to 16 July, the WTO Secretariat highlights that trade, fiscal and monetary policies are key ...
COVID-19 stalls progress on Global Goals

COVID-19 stalls progress on Global Goals

10 Jul 20  News
UNCTAD’s SDG Pulse 2020 shows that progress on critical targets of the sustainable development goals has stalled amid the coronavirus crisis. The coronavirus crisis is pushing c...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Jul 20  News
Joint Statement on the Commemoration of African Integration Day (African Union) Joint Statement of the Chairperson of the Assembly of the African Union, The African Continent...
‘New dynamic’ needed to overcome negative impacts of COVID-19 worldwide

‘New dynamic’ needed to overcome negative impacts of COVID-19 worldwide

08 Jul 20  News
The dramatic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, have laid bare “weaknesses in our systems and societies”, a top official told the UN’s key international forum on sustainable d...
Beyond SDGs: The role of African youth in reaping demographic dividends

Beyond SDGs: The role of African youth in reaping demographic dividends

29 Jun 20  Blog
A good starting point in the discourse on youth is how to define the population group that is considered youth. This is because there exists no globally accepted definition of the ...
UN seeks to build transport and trade resilience in wake of COVID-19

UN seeks to build transport and trade resilience in wake of COVID-19

12 Jun 20  News
UNCTAD and the five UN regional commissions join forces to help developing countries tackle trade and transport challenges from the coronavirus pandemic. A new joint UN project is...
Private sector leaders commit to mobilizing resources to build back better from COVID-19

Private sector leaders commit to mobilizing resources to build back better from COVID-19

11 Jun 20  News
In a meeting convened by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on 10 June, leaders of prominent financial institutions and businesses pledged to scale-up sustainable i...
COVID-19: Act now or risk ‘unimaginable devastation’ globally, warns UN chief

COVID-19: Act now or risk ‘unimaginable devastation’ globally, warns UN chief

29 May 20  News
Unless countries across the world act together now, the COVID-19 pandemic will cause “unimaginable devastation and suffering around the world”, UN Secretary-General António Gu...

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