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Participants called for global youth empowerment and presented an international bank of scalable and replicable projects at the close of the G20 engagement group’s summit in Córdoba, Argentina.

Monday, 20 August 2018 10:33

B20 meets in Argentina

Regional economies, employment, infrastructure and energy were some of the topics on the agenda when Argentine business leaders, ministers and governors attended the fifth edition of the B20 Business Leaders Forum in Patagonia.

Blockchain Policy Forum, 4-5 September 2018

Monday, 20 August 2018 10:15

SA participates in 38th SADC Summit

The summit took place in Windhoek, Namibia, from 16-18 August 2018. Among other issues, leaders discussed the socio-economic situation in the region, while Angola, as chair of the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation, reported on the state of peace and security. Particu-lar attention was paid to recent and forthcoming elections including in Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Eswatini and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Over the course of the Y20 Summit, the 46 official representatives from G20 countries will work on a document containing public policy recommendations that will be submitted for consideration by G20 leaders on 30 November and 1 December in Buenos Aires. Delegates will also work on the Social Innovation Warehouse, an international bank of scalable and replicable projects designed by young people that will serve as input for governments and organisations seeking to innovate in public policies for young people.

Monday, 20 August 2018 10:01

New world currency will topple dollar

BRICS members were discussing the possibility of creating a new currency for payments within the bloc, said Anatoly Aksakov, who heads the Russian State Duma Financial Committee. A BRICS currency would have good prospects, “because the bloc possesses half of the world popula-tion, 30% of the world's industry and 40% of the world's agriculture, as well as the biggest natural resources deposits.”

The annual SADC Industrialisation Week was “a unique opportunity for regional public-private engagement aimed at fostering new opportunities for intra-regional trade and investment in the SADC region”, Namibia’s Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development Minister Tjekero Tweya said at the opening on 30 July in Windhoek. It precedes the Summit of the Heads of State and Government.

Thursday, 06 September 2018 15:59

SACU meetings:

  • Task Team on Trade Data Reconciliation Meeting, 6-7 September 2018, South Africa
  • Meeting of the Task Team of the Senior Trade and Industry Officials, 7 September 2018, Windhoek, Namibia
  • Meeting of the Task Team of the Senior Finance Officials, 7 September 2018, Windhoek, Namibia
  • The 38th Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government, 17-18 August 2018

The theme is: “Promoting infrastructure development and youth empowerment for sustainable development”

Monday, 03 September 2018 15:30

G20 meetings

  • Youth 20 Summit, 13-19 August, Córdoba
  • Digital Economy Ministerial Meeting, 23-24 August 2018, Salta 
  • Third meeting of the Education Working Group, 3-4 September 2018, Mendoza, Argentina
  • Joint meeting of the Education and Employment Working Groups, 4 September 2018, Mendoza, Argentina
  • Third meeting of the Employment Working Group, 3-5 September 2018, Mendoza, Argentina
  • L20 Summit, 4-5 September 2018, Mendoza, Argentina
  • Meeting of Education Ministers, 5 September 2018, Mendoza, Argentina
  • Joint meeting of Education and Employment Ministers, 6 September 2018, Mendoza, Argentina
  • Meeting of Employment Ministers, 6-7 September 2018, Mendoza, Argentina
  • Third Sherpa Meeting, 8-9 September 2018, Mendoza, Argentina
  • Third meeting of the International Financial Architecture Working Group, 10-11 September, Paris, France
  • Fourth meeting of the Framework Working Group, 10-12 September 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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