July 2017

UN selects Dubai as data hub for MENASA region

The Indian Express, July 22, 2017
The UN has selected Dubai as the data hub for the Middle East North Africa and South Asia (MENASA) region for the city’s integrated initiatives to mine and manage its data, according to a media report. The work is already under way to prepare Dubai as the regional city data hub.

ADB: Climate Change Threatens Asia’s Development Gains

The Diplomat, July 17, 2017
Under a “business as usual” scenario, a 6 degree Celsius temperature rise is projected over the Asian landmass by the end of the century, with an increase as high as 8 degrees C forecasted in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and northwest China.

How do trade policies impact women? UNCTAD launches the trade and gender toolbox

UNCTAD, July 10, 2017
There has been much debate and controversy surrounding international trade agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) to mention as few, but how do trade policies impact the working lives of women?

G20 Leaders ́ Declaration: Shaping an interconnected world

EU News, July 8, 2017
The G20 leaders on Saturday vowed to fight protectionism, including all unfair trade practices, and promote greater inclusiveness in global economic growth.