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  • UN trade report calls on governments to improve environment for e-commerce
    The scope for developing countries to participate in and benefit from e-commerce is expanding, according to a new United Nations report released today, with improved connectivity, new e-commerce applications, platforms and payment solutions, and the emergence of local e-commerce companies that are tailoring their services to local demands.

  • China and US telecoms giants lead global patent activity in 2014 – UN report
    Three telecoms giants from China and the United States led international patent filings in 2014 in a fifth consecutive record-breaking year that “underscores the increasing importance of intellectual property as it moves from the periphery to the centre of the global economic system,” the United Nations reported today.

  • Sendai: UN conference adopts new, people-centred disaster risk reduction strategy
    Death, destruction and displacement wrought by natural disasters would be significantly reduced by 2030 under a new framework adopted by countries attending the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, in Sendai, Japan, where they also affirmed the “urgent and critical need” to anticipate, plan for and reduce such risk to more effectively protect people, communities and countries, and to build resilience.

  • Devastation in cyclone’s wake illustrates need for targeted disaster response, Pacific leaders say at UN conference
    With reports slowly emerging about the damage wrought in Vanuatu, which suffered the brunt of Cyclone Pam that pummeled the South Pacific over the weekend, leaders from the region made a joint call today from a United Nations conference on disaster resilience for scaled-up storm recovery efforts, as well as durable partnerships that would help their countries strengthen capacities to deal with such extreme weather events.

  • Sendai: Early warning saves lives, but communities need targeted, useful information
    When disaster strikes, the surest way to save more lives is to get targeted, practical information quickly out to communities, United Nations experts told delegations gathered in Sendai, Japan, but stressed that even the most technically impressive systems “are useless” if people are not reached or do not understand the warning.


 
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Proceedings of the OSSREA 11th Conference, 9th-10th December 2013 Desalegn Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Achieving inclusive development in Africa
Policies, processes and political settlements
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UN-ECA 13-14 May 2014
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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19-20 September 2013
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