The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development forum, with the overall theme of “Investing in sustainable development”, will address global challenges for international investment in the new era of globalisation and industrialisation.
The 2018 Global Infrastructure Forum aims to enhance co-ordination among multilateral development banks and their development partners to better develop sustainable, accessible, resilient and quality infrastructure for developing countries.
The Global Water Partnership and its partners have established the Africa Project Preparation Partnership for Climate-Resilient Water Projects. It brings together implementing agencies, financiers, and businesses to work with African countries on developing proposals for water resource projects to be funded by the Green Climate Fund.
The World Benchmarking Alliance will develop benchmarks by 2020 for: climate and energy, seafood, food and agriculture, gender equality and empowerment, and digital inclusion. Launched by Aviva, the Index Initiative and the UN Foundation, the WBA aims to increase transparency and accountability for businesses, and empower consumers, investors, governments and civil society to make decisions on where and how to spend money or allocate funds.
The economic benefits of managed migration in Africa were debated by ministers and diplomats at the High-Level Panel on Migration and Structural Transformation in Africa, co-organised by UNCTAD, during the United Nations General Assembly. The panel looked at migration and economic transformation in Africa.
As the UN General Assembly entered the third day of its general debate, African leaders underscored their countries’ efforts towards greater democracy and sustainable development, with calls for expanded multilateral co-operation and Security Council reforms.
With the world suffering from a bad case of “trust deficit disorder”, its leaders must not only advance the welfare of their people, but also promote a reformed, reinvigorated and strengthened multilateral system, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said as the General Assembly opened its seventy-third general debate.
The GEGAfrica project has been funded by UK aid from the UK government; however the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the UK government’s official policies.