African Researchers to Undertake second phase of Global Trade Analysis Training

The African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in collaboration with the World Bank is sponsoring the 2011 African short course in Global Trade Analysis for African researchers. Read more

Rural Moroccans Set to Gain from UN-Backed Anti-Poverty Project

Rural Moroccans are expected to benefit from a new scheme worth nearly U.S. $40 million that aims to boost the production of olives, almonds, honey and red meat. Read more

UN Secretary-General Stresses the Importance of Trade, Diversification and Agriculture at General Assembly Debate on Investment in Least Developed Countries.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon makes remarks to the General Assembly Informal Thematic Debate on “Investment in and financing of productive capacities of least developed countries”. Read more

Special high-level meeting of the UN Economic and Social Council -ECOSOC with the Bretton Woods Institutions, the World Trade Organization and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

Among other informal thematic areas, the meeting had as a main objective, providing: “Financial support for development efforts of Least Developed Countries: development finance, including innovative mechanisms, aid for trade and debt relief”. Read more

Aid for Trade Meeting held in the Caribbean to discuss facilitating development through trade in the Caribbean

Member states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) gathered on 25-27 January 2011 in Barbados to assess how Aid for Trade (AFT) can facilitate the development of the small vulnerable economies of CARICOM. Read more

Programme of Trade Policy Reviews for 2011

Trade policy review mechanism. Read more

World trade of this week 8-12 NOV 2010

This week on trade, stimulus to finally lift the world economy out of recession as the G-20 summit meets in Seoul, Republic of South Korea, will take center stage. Read more

World trade of this week 1-5 NOV 2010

This week on trade, the extractive industry once again is on the spotlight owing to series of investment on the sector by particularly Asian leading economies of India and China. Read more

Third Global Aid for Trade Review in 2011 to focus on impact on the ground – Lamy

Director-General Pascal Lamy, in his statement to the General Council on 21 October 2010, said that the focus of the Third Global Review of Aid for Trade in July 2011 would be the answers of members to the question “Is Aid for Trade Working?” Read more

WTO Chair universities encouraged to submit Aid-for-Trade case stories

The clarion call for Aid-for-Trade case stories was issued jointly by WTO and OECD in July 2010. The objective of the call is to probe deeper into Aid-for-Trade objectives, challenges and processes to acquire better knowledge about outcomes and impacts of Aid-for-Trade through the submission of case stories. Read more