November 2018

Announcement: Closure of ICTSD

ICTSD, November 22, 2018
It is with sadness that we must announce that due to an untenable financial situation ICTSD will cease operations in its current form as of 30 November 2018.

Billions more people must benefit from trade gains, experts say

UNCTAD, November 20, 2018
While some countries and socio-economic groups have reaped the gains from trade in a globalized world, billions of others, including women, have been marginalized or excluded, experts told a meeting of UNCTAD’s Trade and Development Commission in Geneva, Switzerland, on 12–16 November.

Can US cities help the world achieve the Sustainable Development Goals?

Brookings, November 29, 2018
Cities worldwide and in the U.S. are taking on the SDGs themselves, viewing the goals as a planning tool for prioritizing, measuring, and mobilizing social, economic, and environmental progress. On November 29 at Brookings, leaders and experts from these three cities will explore the local value proposition of the SDGs to U.S. cities.

BRICS leaders for transparent, non-discriminatory and inclusive international trade

Financial Express, November 30, 2018
India and four other BRICS nations on Friday called for rules-based multilateral trading system, as embodied in the WTO, to ensure transparent, non-discriminatory, open and inclusive international trade, amidst growing protectionism. More…