August 2017

UNGA 72 Documents Address Trade, Gender and Human Development

IISD Reporting Services, August 29, 2017
In preparation for the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), the UN Secretary-General has released several reports on development topics, all of which address implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

APEC 2017: Vietnam calls for joint efforts to develop sustainable agriculture

Vietnamnet Bridge, August 25, 2017
The APEC economies should innovate technologies in agricultural production in order to ensure food and nutrition security, the Deputy PM said at the High-Level Policy Dialogue on Enhancing Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture in Response to Climate Change in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on August 25.

First regional centre of NDB opens in S Africa

Press Trust of India, August 17, 2017
The first regional centre of the New Development Bank, set up by India and other BRICS nations, was officially opened here today by South African President Jacob Zuma and the bank’s Indian head K V Kamath.

BIMSTEC member nations for early conclusion of FTA

Business Standard, August 11, 2017
BIMSTEC member states on Friday called for the early conclusion of a free trade area (FTA) agreement to deepen regional integration in the Bay of Bengal region.

Trade polices as means to realise sustainable development goals

Kuensel Online, August 5, 2017
Of the 169 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets, 134 are reflected in Bhutan’s policy frameworks, according to labour minister Ngeema Sangay Tshempo.