The signing of the first ever Free Trade Area agreement by 44 African nations has been hailed as a “giant stride forward” by the UN. We’ll talk about what it means for the continent, and hear from the first Force Commander of the mission in Liberia as operations wrap up, together with the man responsible for the UN’s civilian protection work across South Sudan.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the singing of a continental free trade agreement in Africa that has created one of the world’s largest trading blocs with over 50 countries.
Africa's industrial development and proposed continental free trade would complement each other, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Monday, marking the UN-proclaimed day for Africa's industrialization.
While much of Africa has achieved impressive economic growth, United Nations officials today encouraged countries on the continent to take further action to advance inclusive and sustainable industrial development.
Noting that the world economy in 2017 “is picking up but not taking off,” a new United Nations trade and development report has cautioned against fiscal austerity and harnessing finance to support job creation and infrastructure investment.
Despite balanced global food commodity markets, shipping costs and import volumes will lift worldwide import costs to over $1.3 trillion this year, according to the latest report from the United Nations agriculture agency.
Underlining the need for the sustainable industrialization of Africa, the United Nations General Assembly today unanimously adopted a resolution proclaiming the period 2016-2025 as the Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa.