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  • 28-October-2015

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    We need to talk about the SDGs

    Views vary on how much of a difference the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) actually made to the world. But on one thing people seem more or less united: They were a great communications tool. Will the new set of goals adopted at the United Nations in October prove equally effective as a communications tool?

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  • 28-October-2015

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    Aid for Trade 10 years on - Keeping it Effective

    This paper assesses the achievements and challenges of the WTO-led Aid for Trade initiative. After outlining the achievements, the paper discusses where to put the emphasis, how to expand partnerships, how to enhance effectiveness; and, most importantly, how to retain interest in using aid to make trade work for the poor.

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  • 26-October-2015

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    Sahel & West Africa Week at Expo Milano

    Organised in collaboration with Expo Milano 2015, the Sahel & West Africa Week from 26 to 30 October will raise public awareness of the Expo’s theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” from a West African perspective.

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  • 20-October-2015

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    Opinion: Starting with Africa

    The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are due to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) at the end of this year. The SDGs cover a wide range of issues; their goals include ending poverty and hunger, improving health and education, making cities more sustainable, combating climate change, and protecting oceans and forests.

  • 14-October-2015

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    The Carbon Clock is ticking!

    It has become the accepted wisdom that meeting the global climate challenge will require zero net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the end of this century. Read the full op-ed by Gabriela Ramos, OECD Special Advisor to the OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 13-October-2015

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    The EU Social Protection Systems Programme – a joint effort towards the SDGs

    The international community now recognizes the importance of social protection’s cross-cutting policy approach to make a real difference for real people. Social protection is placed prominently across the 17 SDG goals.

  • 13-October-2015

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    International conference for the economic recovery and development of Mali

    This conference brought together the Mali government and civil society, international partners, investors and diaspora to discuss the economic recovery and development of Mali.

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  • 8-October-2015

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    Is migration good for development? Wrong question!

    This summer’s conference in Addis Ababa acknowledged migration’s positive contribution to development. The newly adopted SDGs now take the next step of announcing migration-related targets. The SDGs recognise the need to protect the rights of migrant workers, especially women migrants, adopt well-managed migration policies and reduce remittance fees.

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  • 7-October-2015

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    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría presents new Multi-Dimensional Country Review to Peruvian President Ollanta Humala

    Economic and social reforms over the past two decades have enabled Peru to significantly improve growth and well-being while raising incomes and reducing poverty.

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  • 7-October-2015

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    Climate financing momentum builds

    Public and private finance mobilised by developed countries for climate action in developing countries reached USD 62 billion in 2014, up from USD 52 billion in 2013 and making an average of USD 57 billion annually over the 2013-14 period, according to a new OECD study in collaboration with Climate Policy Initiative (CPI).

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