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Lord Marland of Odstock

The Commonwealth Trade Ministers Meeting

Lord Marland of Odstock, Chairman of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council, welcomes the opportunity provided by the forthcoming Commonwealth Trade Ministers Meeting to formulate a trade and investment agenda for the Commonwealth.

Mohammad Razzaque

Harnessing Commonwealth Trade Advantage Post-Brexit

Mohammad Razzaque, Head of International Trade Policy at the Commonwealth Secretariat, highlights the so-called ‘Commonwealth advantage’ in trade and its likely interactions with Brexit-related consequences, also considering opportunities for securing greater trade and economic gains for Commonwealth members in a post- Brexit world.

Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: a New Path for Development

Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava provides a vision for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development from the vantage point of his work as President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

Caroline Kende-Robb

Managing Oil, Gas and Mining in Africa

Are Africans benefitting fully from the resource boom? Caroline Kende-Robb, Executive Director, Africa Progress Panel, points the way to saving billions for the benefit of all Africans.  

Dr Joan Clos

Making Urban Development Work for Sustainable Growth and Prosperity

Dr Joan Clos, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN-Habitat, asserts that urban development can be the driving force behind sustainable growth and prosperity - if we move away from power-hungry urbanisation towards a new productive, safe and inclusive model.

Michael W Doyle and Joseph E Stiglitz

Eliminating Extreme Inequality

Political scientist Michael W Doyle and economist Joseph E Stiglitz argue that sustainable development cannot be achieved while ignoring extreme disparities. It is imperative that the post-MDG agenda focus on inequality.

Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila

Namibia’s Fight against Poverty

Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, Prime Minister of Namibia, discusses how in 2015 Namibia has achieved significant progress in poverty reduction in the 25 years since independence.

Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma

The Continental Free Trade Area: Towards One African Market

Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, former Chairperson of the African Union Commission, describes the positive steps now being taken to integrate the African market, and welcomes the first phase of negotiations on the trade in goods and services.