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18 July 2018
www.egypttoday.com
Minister of Investment and Foreign Cooperation Sahar Nasr, Minister of Planning Hala el-Saeed and Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad discussed Tuesday activating the strategic agreement between Egypt and United Nations to implement development projects worth $1.2 billion until 2022, with Deputy Secretary-General of the UN Amina Mohamed.
18 July 2018
www.cepal.org
Alicia Bárcena, Secretaria Ejecutiva de la CEPAL, intervino en Nueva York en una Mesa Redonda de Alto Nivel en la que resaltó la importancia de conformar nuevos ecosistemas digitales que permitan renovar modelos educativos y reducir brechas.
18 July 2018
www.herald.co.zw
THE 20th Summit of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) Heads of State and Government kicks off here today with high level discussions anchored on transforming the region’s economy through adoption of digital technologies and scaling up value addition and beneficiation.
18 July 2018
www.businessdayonline.com
So far, 44 out of 54 African countries have signed for the establishment of an Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) which would make it one of the largest free trade blocs in the world today. Nigeria and South Africa are among the 10 nations which are yet to sign the AfCFTA for numerous economic and political reasons. However, recent reports show that Nigeria is on the verge of signing...
18 July 2018
http://encomium.ng
As part of the revamped strategy to stem illicit financial flows (IFFs)from Africa, the IFF Working Group (IWG) met at the African Union Headquarters, to discuss the practical implementation of the recommendations of the AU/ECA High Level Panel Report on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa, also known as the ‘Mbeki Report’.
18 July 2018
www.herald.co.zw
Representatives of African Union (AU) member states on Monday voiced their countries’ special challenges in meeting the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and the AU’s similar Agenda 2063 targets, and considered possible answers to their concerns.
17 July 2018
newbusinessethiopia.com
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the Africa Development Bank (AfDB) and the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank)have joined to boot intra-Africa trade.
17 July 2018
https://africabusinesscommunities.com
The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa has stressed that the aspirations of Agenda 2063 and Agenda 2030 "will require tackling the illicit financial flows that are costing the Continent a great deal of resources."
17 July 2018
http://english.ahram.org.eg
Egypt's ministers of investment, planning and environment discussed on Tuesday with Amina Mohammed, the deputy secretary-general of the United Nations, future developmental projects in Egypt worth $1.2 billion.
17 July 2018
www.xinhuanet.com
Representatives of African Union (AU) member states on Monday voiced their countries' special challenges in meeting the UN's 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and the AU's similar Agenda 2063 targets, and considered possible answers to their concerns.
17 July 2018
ideas4development.org
Pourquoi le continent africain doit-il faire le pari de l’économie bleue ? L’économie bleue renvoie aux activités économiques menées dans les rivages, les fleuves, les berges, les lacs, les eaux douces, les cours d’eau, les nappes souterraines, les océans, les mers, les fonds marins, etc.
17 July 2018
www.xinhuanet.com
Representatives of African Union (AU) member states on Monday voiced their countries' special challenges in meeting the UN's 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and the AU's similar Agenda 2063 targets, and considered possible answers to their concerns.
16 July 2018
www.biznisafrica.com
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has become a reputable and solid regional development finance institution, meeting significant financing needs in trade development and trade finance in Africa, says President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina.
16 July 2018
www.modernghana.com
New York, 13 July 2018 (ECA) - The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, Vera Songwe has welcomed the finalization of the intergovernmental negotiations on the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, which concluded in New York on 13 June 2018. The three-phase, state-driven process started with the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants started on 19...
16 July 2018
www.mediaterre.org
Pour sa quatrième journée de travaux, le Forum politique de haut niveau pour le développement durable, organisé sous les auspices du Conseil économique et social (ECOSOC), s’est penché sur « l’aspect sombre » de la réalisation des objectifs de développement durable, au cours des trois tables rondes de la journée, en présence des grands groupes et autres parties prenantes.
16 July 2018
www.gbcghana.com
The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, Vera Songwe has welcomed the finalization of the inter-governmental negotiations on the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, which concluded in New York on June 13, 2018.
16 July 2018
newbusinessethiopia.com
The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa has stressed that the aspirations of Agenda 2063 and Agenda 2030 “will require tackling the illicit financial flows that are costing the Continent a great deal of resources.”
16 July 2018
www.newera.com.na
Namibia will be hosting the third meeting of the focal point on United Nations Security Council resolution (UNSC) 1325 next year to discuss issues on women, peace and security.
16 July 2018
southerntimesafrica.com
REGIONAL cement manufacturing giant, Pretoria Portland Cement (PPC), is strategically positioning itself to tap into trade opportunities under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and has rallied the construction sector to warm up for increased business under the new trading framework.
16 July 2018
www.cnbcafrica.com
On the 10-11 July 2018, over 15 climate scientists from African Regional Climate Centres (RCCs) and National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) met to review a study report on the application of WMO resolution 40 on climate data sharing standards and protocols in Africa. The study and expert group meeting (EGM) were facilitated by the African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) with the...
15 July 2018
french.china.org.cn
La Commission économique des Nations Unies pour l'Afrique (CEA) a exprimé samedi le soutien de l'Afrique au Pacte mondial pour des migrations sûres, ordonnées et régulières, qui a été finalisé vendredi par les Etats membres de l'ONU.
14 July 2018
www.vivafrik.com
Le Sénégal a enregistré une participation très active dans la journée du jeudi 12 juillet 2018 au Forum Politique de Haut Niveau sur les objectifs développement durable (ODD) qui se tient présentement au Siège des Nations Unies à New York, du 09 au 18 juillet 2018.
14 July 2018
https://intellivoire.net
La Commission économique des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique (CEA) a exprimé samedi le soutien de l’Afrique au Pacte mondial pour des migrations sûres, ordonnées et régulières, qui a été finalisé vendredi par les Etats membres de l’ONU.
13 July 2018
www.businesspost.ng
Africa needs to build its statistical capacity to produce accurate, high quality and timely data to inform policies that will support the full implementation of the sustainable development goals and the continent’s Agenda 2063, says Economic Commission for Africa’s Tinfissi Joseph Ilboudo.

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