south asia watch on trade, economics and environment

Regional Consultation on Food-related Legislation in South Asia

Liberalizing Air Services

Sixth South Asia Economic Summit

Project Inception Meeting

Bali Outcome of The WTO

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UNESCAP Report on Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report published

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) has published its annual Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report. The report titled Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2014: Recent Trends and Development details on intra-regional as well as inter-regional trade, FDI inflows, trade facilitation and trade policy measures, and preferential trade agreements and policies in Asia-Pacific region. 

FAO Report on The State of Food Insecurity in the World published

FAO has published its latest report The State of Food Insecurity in the World: The Multiple Dimensions of Food Security. The report provides a global progress update towards achieving the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) and World Food Summit (WFS) hunger goals. The latest findings indicate that South Asia contains the largest share of undernourished in the world—35 percent of total global share.

Call for applications: Seventh South Asian Training Programme on CGE Modelling

We are pleased to announce the call for applications for the Seventh South Asian Training Programme on CGE Modelling to be held from 20 to 24 November 2014, in Kathmandu, Nepal. 

SAWTEE participating at the Ninth WTO Ministerial Conference

SAWTEE is participating at the Ninth WTO Ministerial Conference (MC9) to be held on 3-6 December 2013 at Bali, Indonesia.

Dr Ratnakar Adhikari of Nepal appointed as the Executive Director of the Enhanced Integrated Framework

His Excellency Minelik Alemu Getahun, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Ethiopia to the UN Office in Geneva and other International Organizations in Switzerland in his capacity as Chair of the Enhanced Integrated Framework Board and following the WTO Director-General’s conclusion of the selection process, has announced the appointment of Dr Ratnakar Adhikari as the Executive Director of the Executive Secretariat for the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) replacing Mrs Dorothy Tembo whose tenure comes to an end on 31st October 2013.