Horn of Africa: UN Steps up Efforts to Bring Urgent Relief to Millions in Need

  NEW YORK–(ENEWSPF)–21 July 2011. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today it will start airlifts within days to get vital supplies into Somalia, which is bearing the brunt of the humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa, and […]

Australia assists least developed countries to benefit from the global trading system under WTO’s EIF

Australia will contribute $2 million under the World Trade Organization’s Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) to assist the world’s poorest countries to integrate into the global trading system.   Foreign Affairs Minister Kevin Rudd and Trade Minister Craig Emerson announced the […]

Global aid for trade efforts vital for boosting development

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appealed to donors to maintain their support for “Aid for Trade” efforts to help developing countries, especially the poorest, accelerate development and benefit from global economic growth.   Aid for Trade is an initiative launched by […]

Aid for Trade

On 19th July, European Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, will represent the European Commission at the World Trade Organisation’s Third Global Review of Aid for Trade in Geneva.   The meeting will be a key opportunity for donors and developing countries […]

Africa: Stock Markets – Do They Have Any Impact in Poor Countries?

SOME economists have reported that there are no significant roles stock markets or securities exchanges play in fostering economic growth and development in Least Developed Countries (LDCs).   However, Joseph Kitamirike, chief executive officer Uganda Securities Exchange defends the exchange […]