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Pomp and fanfare as UN staff in Ethiopia celebrate Spanish Language Day

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 16:32

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, April 23, 2018 (ECA) – United Nations staff in Ethiopia on Monday celebrated the UN Spanish Language Day with much pomp and fanfare.

The nine Spanish-speaking countries that have missions in Addis Ababa – Argentina, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Chile, Cuba, Mexico, Spain, Uruguay and Venezuela – did not disappoint. They brought their best in terms of their national foods, drink, dress, music, dance and a Spanish film was screened for the audience which included students from Addis Ababa University.

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UN Chinese Language Day celebrated in Ethiopia

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 14:04

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, April 20, 2018 (ECA) – United Nations staff in Ethiopia on Friday joined the rest of the UN family scattered around the globe in celebrating the Chinese Language Day.

UN Chinese Language Day is observed annually on April 20 following its establishment by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2010.

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Review process underway for book on AfCFTA

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 13:24

Addis Ababa, 18 April 2018 (ECA) – A two-day workshop to review draft chapters of a book that documents the evolution of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) kicked off on Wednesday, 18 April 2018, at the United Nations Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The workshop is organized by the African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC) in collaboration with the Centre for Trade Policy and Law (Carleton University, Canada).

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Policy makers benefit from IDEP course on trade policy and regional development

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:20

Dakar, 18 April 2018 - The development of Africa requires the implementation of appropriate economic policies, including trade policies.

A clear vision and an appropriate implementation agenda are particularly important as the continent needs to build capacity to make the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) effective following its launch at the Kigali African Union Summit in March.

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Building Africa’s capacity for international economic negotiations

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:07

Addis Ababa, 18 April 2018 (ECA) - The 4th edition of the annual workshop on International Economic Negotiations will take place in Libreville, Gabon, from 23 to 27  April - under the theme, “Building Africa’s Negotiating Capacity for Improved Terms of Engagement with the Rest of the World.”

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