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  • ISSUE 03/2014

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    17.09.2014

    Resources on trade and export development for exporters, trade support institutions and policymakers

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    16.09.2014

    While 15 of the top 20 countries making the best progress on the MDGs are in Africa, the main issue remains how to prepare Team Africa for its post-2015 performance.

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    16.09.2014

    The Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF), the only Aid for Trade programme exclusively dedicated to LDCs, lifts people out of poverty and puts communities on a path towards sustainable development, writes EIF Executive Secretariat Ratnaka Radhika Ri.

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    16.09.2014

    June 2014 marked ITC’s 50th Anniversary which was celebrated in Geneva with high-level panel discussions, a cocktail reception and fashion show featuring the latest designs by Stella Jean

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    16.09.2014

    Thanks to ITC’s Trade Support and Regional Integration Programme for the Côte d’Ivoire (PACIR), 10 companies from the West African country held meetings with professional buyers and sold their products in Paris last summer.

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    16.09.2014

    Jordanian designer Nadia Dajani does not only create beautiful jewellery but also employs women, who might otherwise not have such opportunities.

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    16.09.2014

    Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) represent the 95% of the global economy and are a core engine of growth in developing nations.

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    15.09.2014

    Women can be important players in global trade. However, discrimination has kept them from reaching their full potential and participating in high-growth trade opportunities, writes UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.

    Trade the key to a sustainable post-2015 development agenda
    15.09.2014

    UNECE studies of regulatory and procedural trade measures highlight how facilitating trade contributes to sustainable development and the need for creative mechanisms to ensure broad-based participation in policy decisions on trade, writes UNECE Executive Secretary Christian Friis Bach.

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    15.09.2014

    While the MDGs aimed to tackle the symptoms of poverty, the post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) need to address the root causes.

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    15.09.2014

    Modern technology is playing an important role in the agriculture sector in Kenya. It helps farmers look beyond traditional products and start producing value-added goods, writes Susanna Pak.

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    15.09.2014

    The private sector is the base upon which social development, education, health care and social-security systems rely, writes IOE Secretary-General Brent Wilton.

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    15.09.2014

    Beneficiaries of the ITC Women and Trade textiles and garments project attended a capacity building workshop at Parsons The New School for Design in New York.

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    15.09.2014

    ITC advocates for a stronger focus on SME competitiveness in the post-2015 development agenda, with a particular focus on the three Es: entrepreneurship for employment and economic growth, while ensuring that inequalities are addressed.

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    15.09.2014

    Export-led growth needs to be supplemented by complementary measures and policies, not least by social protection and employment policies to make trade and investment more inclusive, writes UNESCAP Executive Secretary Shamshad Akhtar.

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    15.09.2014

    Upcoming ITC events and key events in 2014