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High-level representatives of the Government of Djibouti said Tuesday that the recommendations in UNCTAD's Investment Policy Review (IPR) of the country - including adoption of a new investment code based on international best practices - will be put … The dinner enabled further exchanges between the high-level Government delegation, representatives of the Djibouti's private sector, and representatives of international companies interested in exploring investment opportunities in Djibouti

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Ilyas Moussa Dawaleh, Djibouti's Minister of Economy and Finance, opening the workshop, thanked UNCTAD for the report, whose analysis and recommendations will contribute to designing solutions for reducing unemployment in Djibouti … In closing the meeting, Mahdi Darar, Director-General of Djibouti's National Investment Promotion Agency, expressed gratitude to UNCTAD for what he called "a very useful exercise which will contribute to improving the country's investment promotion …

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On 17 February, Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, UNCTAD's Secretary-General, together with the Director General of Port de Djibouti SA, Mr. Saad Omar Guelleh, Mr. Youssouf Moussa Dawaleh, President of the Djiboutian Chamber of Commerce and Mr. Aboubaker Omar Hadi, President of the Djibouti Ports and Free Zones Authority, awarded the 18 successful candidates with the UNCTAD Certificate of Modern Port Management … Quick links - TrainForTrade’s Port Training Programme - The Port of Djibouti

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It is located in a sub-region of … Mr. Ilyas Moussa Dawaleh, Minister of Economy and Finance of Djibouti, thanked UNCTAD for preparing the DTIS update and agreed that Djibouti should be transformed into an international platform of exchanges and services … In a second part, comments were made on the DTIS update by the Government of Djibouti, EIF representatives, donors, facilitators as well as the private sector and civil society, followed by a discussion on the Action Matrix and plans to integrate …

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Twenty-six port officials in Djibouti, including eight women, have started a twelve-month programme to learn modern port-management techniques … This success convinced the Port of Djibouti to continue the programme … Located at the southern entrance to the Red Sea, the Port of Djibouti provides a secure regional hub for the transshipment and relay of goods … Port officials in Djibouti embark on a twelve-month programme to qualify for the UNCTAD Modern Port Management Certificate …

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Quick links - Grand Port Maritime de Marseille - TrainForTrade's Port Training Programme … A new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by UNCTAD and the Grand Port Maritime de Marseille (GPMM) at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on 13 December 2013 … Currently the francophone network is composed of eight countries, namely Benin, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Gabon, Guinea, Senegal and Togo, and they might soon be joined by the Republic of the Congo and Haiti … As stated by Ms. Anne Miroux …

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Quick link TrainForTrade's Port Training Programme … Deux représentants du Programme TrainForTrade de la CNUCED se sont rendus à Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, du 13 au 17 janvier 2014, pour rencontrer les autorités portuaires ivoiriennes et mettre en place le programme de formation portuaire au Port Autonome d'Abidjan … Avec son adhésion en 2013, le programme compte maintenant 8 pays membres le Bénin, le Cameroun, la Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, la Guinée, le Gabon, le Sénégal et le Togo …

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Twenty-one senior port managers from the French-speaking network of the UNCTAD/TrainForTrade Port Training Programme attended modules 5-8 of the "Modern Port Management" course … An opening ceremony took place at the "Villa Méditerranée" on Monday, 3 June 2013 … The training seminar was held at the Port Training Center of the Grand Port Maritime de Marseille … Participants from Benin, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Gabon, Guinea, Senegal and Togo were able to update their knowledge of the modules …

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As reconstruction of the port at Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, presses on after a devastating earthquake in 2010, UNCTAD's TrainForTrade programme is offering training to Haitian instructors so that they can in turn train up port officials … Experts from UNCTAD/TrainForTrade traveled to Haiti from … With the accession of Haiti this year, the French-speaking network of the Programme counts nine member countries - Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Cameroun, Djibouti, Gabon, Guinea, Haiti, Senegal and Togo …

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Twenty-four participants, including six women, took part in a TrainForTrade/UNCTAD Port Training Programme in Côte d'Ivoire and were awarded the UNCTAD Certificate in Modern Port Management in Abidjan on 3 September 2015 … Participants from Abidjan's port community successfully completed the UNCTAD/TrainForTrade course in Modern … The French-speaking network of the Port Training Programme consists of nine active members Benin, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Gabon, Guinea, Haiti, Senegal, and Togo …

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Quick links UNCTAD's work on Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes Technical Cooperation through the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF … Sixty policy makers from 15 least developed countries in Africa came together to discuss mainstreaming trade into national policies aimed at reducing poverty … Representatives of the following LDCs attended the event Benin, Burundi, Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Lesotho, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Uganda, and Zambia …

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The Government of Rwanda and UNCTAD launched the web-based investment guide to Rwanda as pilot project of UNCTAD’s innovative approach to the preparation and online publication of investment guides … The iGuides platform provides investors online with updated and hard-to-find information on costs, wages and … Country sites for the iGuides platform are currently in development in Burundi and Nepal, and by the end of the year, Djibouti, Eastern Morocco, Mongolia and Uganda will be added to the list …

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Quick links - The iGuide to Nepal - UNCTAD-ICC Investment Guides … Key data for investors into Nepal is now available at the click of a mouse after a new website is launched in Kathmandu … An online guide to investing in Nepal was launched by UNCTAD and the Department of Industry of Nepal on … Country sites for the iGuides platform have also been launched in Burundi, Djibouti and Rwanda and will be developed by the end of the year in Bhutan, Eastern Morocco, Kenya, Mongolia, Tanzania and Uganda …

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Written by Amina Mohammed Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations … Trade is a fundamental building block of the economy - but it's going to need to evolve Trade can be a source of prosperity, new ideas and shared values and ambitions.Today … The Ethiopia-Djibouti corridor is an example of an integrated approach to enhancing transit, transport and trade facilitation to enable both countries to enhance its export capacities, attract quality investments, and develop quality trade and port …

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UNCTAD analysis shows that development indicators for the 47 least developed countries are trending downward, raising the alarm for the international community … Economic development in the world’s most-disadvantaged countries – mostly in sub-Saharan … five countries (of the 45 LDCs for which data is available) achieved economic growth at 7% or higher Bangladesh (+7.1%), Djibouti (+7%), Ethiopia (+8.5%), Myanmar (+7.2%), and Nepal (+7.5%). The analysis contends that too many LDCs remain dependent …

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Rules of origin should be made simple and business friendly for the gains expected from the African Continental Free Trade Area to be realized … Rules of origin – the criteria needed to determine the nationality of a product – could make or break the … These countries include Benin (preference utilization rate of 4.6%), Burkina Faso (0%), the Central African Republic (0%), Djibouti (3.5%), Equatorial Guinea (6.8%), Guinea (0%) and Guinea-Bissau (0%). Others are Liberia (0%), Libya (0%), Mali (0.4 …

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Written by Pamela Ugaz Article No. 43 [UNCTAD Transport and Trade Facilitation Newsletter N°85 - First Quarter 2020 … Three years have elapsed since the entry into force of the Agreement on Trade Facilitation (TFA) of the World Trade Organization (WTO … The TFA aims at boosting the speed and efficiency of cross-border trade procedures while reducing cost … Full implementation of the TFA could cut global trade costs by 10%-18% (OECD, 2018) and increase export gains up to USD 3.6 trillion per year (WTO …