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1 13th International CIFA Forum
( Special Coverage 2015 )

22-24 April 2015, Monte Carlo, Monaco | South-South News - The 13th International CIFA Forum kicked off in the Principality of Monaco, hosting vigorous debate about the role of finance, ethics, and economic growth in sustainable development. This year's Forum focused on public debts and deficits, with a broad context of how various macro economic policies and public finances will help deliver sustainable developm...

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2 3rd International Finance for Development Conference
( Special Coverage 2015 )

13-16 July 2015, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | South-South News - Over thirty heads of state, hundreds of senior government leaders, top UN officials, as well as over a thousand private sector and civil society representatives are meeting in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, to accomplish one not-so-minor feat: create a new global financial architecture to finance sustainable development for the next fifteen years.

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3 Austria donates EUR 200,000 to enhance developing countries’ trading capacity
( WTO News )

Content by: World Trade Organization

The objective of the TFAF is to help developing countries and least-developed countries (LDCs) implement the WTO's Trade Facilitation Agreement for ex...

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4 Azevêdo announces consultations on future of Bali decisions and post-Bali work programme
( WTO News )

Content by: World Trade Organization

Thank you Ambassador Fried.

Before I begin I would like to add my warm welcome to all the new permanent representatives joining us for the first time here at the General Council.

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5 Azevêdo highlights trade role in realizing Africa’s “sheer potential”
( WTO News )

Content by: World Trade Organization

Good morning everyone.

Welcome to our 2nd plenary session at the 2014 WTO Public Forum.

As you know, our topic today is “Why Trade Matters to Africa”.

Yesterday we were discussing trade in much broader terms, and yet Africa was a constant theme — in comments from the floor, and from the stage.

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6 Azevêdo launches 10th WTO Ministerial Conference logo
( WTO News )

Content by: World Trade Organization

DG statement on launch of MC10 logo

I am delighted to be launching this logo for the 10th Ministerial Conference — which is being launched simultaneously in Nairobi this morning.

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7 Azevêdo reports progress on Doha work programme, asks members to focus on what is “doable”
( WTO News )

Content by: World Trade Organization

Good morning everyone.

Let me welcome you to the thirty-sixth formal meeting of the Trade Negotiations Committee.

Before we start I would like to say two things.

First, I want to welcome Seychelles, who join us here as the 161st member of our organization.

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8 Azevêdo underlines trade role in leveraging economic growth and development
( WTO News )

Content by: World Trade Organization

Thank you all for coming. You’ve seen the press release, so I’ll run through a few of the main headlines before handing over to Bob Koopman — who joined us towards the end of last year as our new Chief Economist.

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9 Azevedo: 2015 a pivotal year for trade and the environment
( WTO News )

Content by: World Trade Organization

Executive Director Achim Steiner,

Executive Secretary Rolph Payet,

Secretary-General John Scanlon,

Mr Adrian Macey,

Distinguished guests,

Ladies and gentlemen,

Welcome to the WTO.

Environmental issues are woven into the history of this organisation.

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10 Azevêdo: WTO has achieved a great deal over 20 years but “there is much, much more to do”
( WTO News )

Content by: World Trade Organization

Monsieur Abdelilah Benkirane, Chef du gouvernement,

Monsieur Rachid Talbi Alami, Président de l’Union Parlementaire Africaine,

Monsieur Moulay Hafid Elalamy — Ministre de l’Industrie, du Commerce, de l’Investissement et de l’Économie numérique,

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11 Bulgaria Sets Up a New Partnership Framework with World Bank Group
( World Bank All News )

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12 Can Finance Work for the Environment?
( UN Development News )

Content by: South-South News

14 July 2015, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Brendan Pastor - Financial tools for addressing climate change have become an important and growing area of public policy, particularly in the run-up to the COP21 Conference in Paris later this year. But many experts have argued that the current state of global and domestic finance is fundamentally not...

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13 Can the UN's Proposals for Development Financing Work?
( Global Compact News )

Photo Credit: UN Photo / Joao Araujo Pinto

Content by: South-South News

17 October 2014, New York, USA | Brendan Pastor - In the same week that saw the largest stock market plunge since 2011, the United Nations released the findings of a report detailing guidelines and proposals for how to finance sustainable development g...

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14 China pledges USD 500,000 to support WTO accession and least-developed countries
( WTO News )

Content by: World Trade Organization

Initiated in July 2011 under the WTO’s Aid for Trade initiative, the China Programme aims to enable least-developed countries (LDCs) to better integrate into the global economy by strengthening their participation in WTO activities and helping th...

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15 DDG Shark urges support for three more accessions by Nairobi Conference
( WTO News )

Content by: World Trade Organization


Distinguished Guests,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

On behalf of Director-General Roberto Azevêdo and the membership of the World Trade Organization (WTO), I would like to express appreciation to the Government of Tajikistan for hosting this Third China Round Table.

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16 Everything You Need to Know About FFD3
( UN Main Bodies )

Content by: South-South News

12 July 2015, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Brendan Pastor – Over thirty heads of state, hundreds of senior government leaders, top-level United Nations officials, and close to 1,000 representatives from the private sector and civil society are gathering in Ethiopia's capital city, Addis Ababa, for one of the year's most important high level m...

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17 Funding Shortfall Threatens Closure of Schools for Palestinian Refugees
( UN Agencies & Departments )

Content by: South-South News

6 August 2015, New York, USA | Brendan Pastor – A critical financial crisis in the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) is threatening to close down hundreds of education facilities and programs for half a million children across the Middle East, senior agency officials warned this week.

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18 Global Economy: Not Too Bad, Not Great Either, IMF Says
( UN Development News )

Content by: South-South News

9 July 2015, New York, USA | Brendan Pastor - Seven years on from the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression, the global economy is still showing anemic health, according to new findings from the International Monetary Fund.

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19 Global food prices fall in March as sugar and vegetable oils slide – UN
( Economic Development )

Content by: UN News Centre


6 April 2017 The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today reported that global food prices fell in March amid large available supplies and expectations of strong harvests, and also...

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20 IDB and OPEC Fund for International Development establish joint trade finance program for Latin America and the Caribbean
( IDB News )

Content by: Inter-American Development Bank

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) have signed a co-lending agreement to catalyze further trade financing to Latin America and the Caribbean. The partnership builds on the work of the Bank´s successful Created on 2015-07-22 21:29:20


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