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Poverty trap leaves least developed countries ever further behind
13 Dec 2016
Global poverty is increasingly concentrated among a group of 48 countries, which are falling further behind the rest of the world in terms of economic development, according to a United Nations report released on Tuesday by UNCTAD.
Lower oil prices threaten Timor-Leste graduation from "least developed" status
7 Dec 2016
The collapse in oil prices has been painful for Timor-Leste and for many other commodity-dependent countries, and now threatens Timor-Leste's graduation from least developed country status.
Fish-rich Mauritania looks to its Nouadhibou port for a brighter future
14 Nov 2016
Nestled on a peninsula overlooking the world's biggest graveyard of ships, the port of Nouadhibou may hold the key to a better future for Mauritania's 3.9 million people, of whom 42% live in poverty.
Coaching workshop in Mauritania, the latest member of the French-speaking Port Management network
28 Oct 2016
Eleven senior port managers from the ports of Mauritania successfully completed a Coaching workshop preparing them for future deliveries of the course on Modern Port Management in Mauritania, from 14 to 19 October 2016. With enhanced knowledge on methods and pedagogical tools of course delivery, graduates now look forward to acting as local instructors of the UNCTAD/TrainForTrade course in their home ports.
3ème séminaire de diffusion du cours sur la "Gestion Moderne des Ports"
27 Sep 2016
Le 3ème séminaire de diffusion du cours sur la «Gestion Moderne des Ports» s'est tenu du 27 juin au 8 juillet 2016 pour la 11ème promotion de Cotonou. Au terme du séminaire, un voyage d’études aux ports de San Pédro et d’Abidjan en Côte d’Ivoire a été effectué du 31 juillet au 4 août 2016.
Training of Trainers Workshop of the French-speaking Port Management network in Nantes
25 Jul 2016
From 14 to 24 June 2016, 27 senior port managers (10 women) from 9 French-speaking port communities in Africa and the Caribbean successfully completed a Training of Trainers Workshop covering the first part of the course on Modern Port Management. With enhanced knowledge on the functioning of modern ports, graduates now look forward to acting as local instructors of the UNCTAD/TrainForTrade course in their home port communities.
UNCTAD TrainForTrade Training of Trainers Workshop and International Coordination Meeting 2016
13 Jul 2016
32 senior port managers representing 10 countries from the port communities of Africa (Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria) and Asia (Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives and the Philippines) successfully completed the Training of Trainers Workshop and took part in the International Coordination Meeting 2016 of the English-speaking network from 24 May to 3 June 2016 in Dublin. Impressed by the crucial role of the programme in the development and modernization of their ports, the prospective ports expressed keen interest to join the network.
African and Asian port managers trained as instructors for ongoing training programme
23 Jun 2016
Thirty-two managers from ports in ten African and Asian countries completed a training of trainers workshop for UNCTAD's port management programme, held from 24 May to 3 June 2016 in Dublin, Ireland.
UNCDF and UNCTAD Renew Joint Work on Sustainable Development in the Least Developed Countries
27 May 2016
The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and UNCTAD have announced a commitment to strengthen their joint work on policy research and analysis; technical cooperation; and capacity building. Working more closely together, they aim to improve further their support for the world's 48 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) from the earliest stages of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).