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UNCTAD's proposal for a post-2015 sustainable development review process
1 July 2015, 8:33 pm

Geneva: UNCTAD is proposing a framework that will help countries to deliver the post-2015 development agenda. This is timely in light of ongoing discussions in the lead up to the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (13-16 July 2015) and the United Nations Summit to adopt the post-2015 development agenda (25-27 Sep 2015).




Funding the planet’s future
1 July 2015, 8:16 pm

New York:  The delegates at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa will discuss how to finance global sustainable development goals, forecast by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) to cost $2.5 trillion a year over the next 15 years. The biggest challenge humanity faces today is how to achieve a minimal level of prosperity and well-being while protecting the planet at the same time.




Can Africa fund its own growth?
1 July 2015, 8:07 pm

New York:  Despite witnessing exceptional growth in development finance in recent years, Africa is still faced with the arduous task of mobilizing adequate resources to fund its growth and future transformation agenda. Given the paucity of external development assistance, and low commodity prices for its goods and services, Africa has awakened to the fact that it must rely on its own financial resources for sustainable development.




Using trade to boost Africa’s industrialization
1 July 2015, 8:00 pm

New York: ¬†Sanusi Lamido, a former governor of the central bank of Nigeria, once railed against his country for spending ‚Äúhuge resources importing consumer goods from China that should be produced locally.‚ÄĚ




UNSG: Failure to constrain climate change will create ‚Äėclimate chaos‚Äô
30 June 2015, 10:03 am

New York: Welcoming what he called a ‚Äúgratifying shift‚ÄĚ in the climate change dialogue, the President of Kiribati today urged the international community to ponder ways to further contribute to that positive development, as the General Assembly held a high-level event to provide impetus towards reaching a universal and ambitious agreement in Paris in December.




Seizing the Blue Economy approach in the Western Indian Ocean Region
30 June 2015, 9:53 am

Mahe:  I am delighted to be here today, to address the opening of this important convention in a year that is critical to humanity's sustainable development aspirations. Please allow me to take a moment to thank the Government of Seychelles for hosting this gathering. As a Small Island Developing State, and therefore one of 52 nations at the forefront of the battle to adapt to climate change and adopt a new Blue Economy approach, there could perhaps be no more appropriate location for the discussions that will take place over the next few days.




BASIC Ministerial: statement on climate change
30 June 2015, 9:09 am

New York:  Statement issued after the 20th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change, held at United Nations Headquarters: 




Climate change journalists prepare for post-2015 SDGs reporting
30 June 2015, 9:04 am

Lusaka: Thirty journalists from across Africa who specialize on environmental issues participated in a two day training in Lusaka, Zambia on Climate Change Reporting in the framework of Post- 2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations. The training which was opened by Secretary General Sindiso Ngwenya was aimed at enhancing the capacity of media to report on the key issues around climate change from a factual and analytical basis.




Reviewing implementation of the post-2015 Agenda: UN HLPF debate
29 June 2015, 8:55 am

New York: The High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development began its 2015 annual session (Friday 26th), with a focus on its role in reviewing the implementation of the post-2015 development agenda.




AU Summit: Decision on the High Level Committee on the post-2015 Development Agenda
25 June 2015, 3:29 pm

The Assembly:

1. TAKES NOTE of the progress made by the African Group of Negotiators (AGN) in New York;

2. EMPHASIZES that the post-2015 development agenda must be ambitious with adequate, predictable and timely means of implementation to respond to the level of ambition in achieving all the SDGs;

3. CALLS UPON the HLC to remain engaged in the intergovernmental negotiation processes, through the AGN, until their completion in September 2015;




IN FOCUS
Third International Policy Conference on the African Child - 'Child Poverty in Africa'
African Child Policy Forum (ACPF)
Venue: United Nations Conference Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date: 12-13 May 2008
ARC briefing note on the outcomes of the 10th African Union Summit
The tenth African Union (AU) Summit took place at the UN Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 25 January to 2 February 2008.
South African Journal of International Affairs: Call for Papers
February 2008
The South African Journal of International Affairs (SAJIA) is published biannually by the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA).
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