Tag: Sustainable development

Africa can learn from EU: President Ramaphosa

Africa can learn from EU: President Ramaphosa

14 Nov 18  News
Africa can draw lessons from the European Union’s path to integration, economic and political union, and achieving social progress, President Ramaphosa has said. In his address ...
Africa-Europe Partnership: A vision beyond migration

Africa-Europe Partnership: A vision beyond migration

08 Nov 18  News
Speech by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini during the S&D 2018 Africa Week This is the third important meeting that the [S&D – Socialists & Demo...
Debt sustainability in developing countries is deteriorating fast

Debt sustainability in developing countries is deteriorating fast

08 Nov 18  News
Urgent talks on a looming global debt crisis take place in Geneva at the second session of the Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Financing for Development on 7-9 November 2018....
The Economic Partnership Agreements and EU-Africa trade relations: Joint statement from EU and African trade unions

The Economic Partnership Agreements and EU-Africa trade relations: Joint statement from EU and African trade unions

02 Nov 18  News
Joint ITUC-Africa/ETUC/ITUC Statement on the EU Economic Partnership Agreements with Central Africa, Eastern and Southern Africa, the East African Community, the Southern African D...
Women-supporting trade policies need better data, experts say

Women-supporting trade policies need better data, experts say

01 Nov 18  News
Women’s economic empowerment is a crucial objective of the international development agenda but designing informed policies means developing better information. The idea that go...
Promoting foreign direct investment to LLDCs: Luncheon at the World Investment Forum 2018

Promoting foreign direct investment to LLDCs: Luncheon at the World Investment Forum 2018

30 Oct 18  News
On 25 October 2018, on the sidelines of the World Investment Forum in Geneva, the UN Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Coun...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

24 Oct 18  News
Featured trade policy tweets (i) @AdanMohamedCS: President Kenyatta has commissioned the Cabinet Subcommittee for EAC issues, comprising of myself and colleagues from Treasury, Fo...
Globalization backlash is clear but leaders say cooperation is key

Globalization backlash is clear but leaders say cooperation is key

24 Oct 18  News
At World Investment Forum, four presidents, two prime ministers and four corporate leaders are downcast at splintering global scene but remain bullish about investment. The intern...
Ethiopia, Burundi can do more to gain from coffee niche markets

Ethiopia, Burundi can do more to gain from coffee niche markets

18 Oct 18  News
New edition of UNCTAD Commodities at a Glance series focuses on constraints and opportunities for coffee growers in East Africa, with special emphasis on the sustainability of supp...
Africa and Turkey hold Second Turkey-Africa Economic and Business Forum to promote cooperation opportunities

Africa and Turkey hold Second Turkey-Africa Economic and Business Forum to promote cooperation opportunities

15 Oct 18  News
Africa and Turkey have concluded the 2nd Turkey-Africa Economic and Business Forum in Istanbul, co-organised by the African Union Commission and the country’s Ministry of Trade. ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

10 Oct 18  News
Selected African trade events now underway: NTM Week 2018 (9-11 October, Geneva: Shaping sustainable trade amid protectionism 2nd Africa-Turkey Economic and Business Forum (10-11...
Boosting farm productivity in Africa through the sustainable use of machines

Boosting farm productivity in Africa through the sustainable use of machines

10 Oct 18  News
New African Union-FAO framework also aims to create new jobs while reducing reliance on manual labor FAO and the African Union on 5 October 2018 launched a new framework document ...
TICAD Ministerial Meeting: Japan a strategic investor for SA

TICAD Ministerial Meeting: Japan a strategic investor for SA

08 Oct 18  News
Japan remains a strategic and important long-term investor in different sectors of the economy both in South Africa and the rest of Africa, says Deputy Minister of Trade and Indust...
EU launches ambitious External Investment Plan in Nigeria

EU launches ambitious External Investment Plan in Nigeria

05 Oct 18  News
The European Union has launched the External Investment Plan (EIP), an ambitious initiative to encourage investment in partner countries in Africa and in the EU Neighbourhood regio...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

27 Sep 18  News
Management of Africa’s global position must change: Rwandan President Paul Kagame’s UNGA address Let me start with a paradox. In no other region is the sense of trans-nat...
On day two of UN General Assembly’s annual debate, it’s multilateralism all the way

On day two of UN General Assembly’s annual debate, it’s multilateralism all the way

27 Sep 18  News
Climate change, economic inequality, systemic bias among issues underlined by world leaders as General Assembly continues debate From trade to climate change to development and fi...
UN Chief joins world leaders in calling for greater investment in Africa’s young people

UN Chief joins world leaders in calling for greater investment in Africa’s young people

26 Sep 18  News
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday joined world leaders in calling for greater investment in jobs for young people in Africa, calling them the continent...
Climate change and multilateralism figure high on first day of UN General Assembly debate

Climate change and multilateralism figure high on first day of UN General Assembly debate

26 Sep 18  News
Secretary-General calls for renewed commitment to rules-based order, reformed, reinvigorated, strengthened multilateral system If there was one issue that was a recurrent theme on...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

25 Sep 18  News
Profiled African trade and regional integration events now underway: In Windhoek: preparatory meetings for the joint meeting of SADC Ministers responsible for ICT, Information, Tr...
African Union, European Union, United Nations leaders meet in New York

African Union, European Union, United Nations leaders meet in New York

25 Sep 18  News
Joint Communiqué: Third African Union-European Union-United Nations Trilateral Meeting The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat, the President of t...