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Diplomacy is the art of obtaining agreement between countries who need to cooperate to produce results in which each has an interest. Conventionally equated with negotiation to resolve conflict, diplomacy is widely regarded as an alternative to war—and war as a failure of diplomacy. The idea of using fashion as a public diplomacy tool has been building for quite some time. Over the years, various D.C. embassies have hosted fashion or jewelry shows to promote their native designers, among them Estonia, Lebanon, the Philippines and Canada.
The field of international relations emerged at the beginning of the 20th century largely in the West and in particular in the United States as that country grew in power and influence. Whereas the study of international relations in the newly founded Soviet Union and later in communist China was stultified by officially imposed Marxist ideology, in the West the field flourished as the result of a number of factors: a growing demand to find less-dangerous and more-effective means of conducting relations between peoples, societies, governments, and economies; a surge of writing and research inspired by the belief that systematic observation and inquiry could dispel ignorance and serve human betterment; and the popularization of political affairs, including foreign affairs.
The idea of using fashion as a public diplomacy tool has been building for quite some time. Over the years, various D.C. embassies have hosted fashion or jewelry shows to promote their native designers — among them Estonia, Lebanon, the Philippines and Canada, just to name a few.
The economy of Africa consists of the trade, industry, agriculture, and human resources of the continent. As of 2019, approximately 1.3 billion people were living in 54 countries in Africa. Africa is a resource-rich continent. Recent growth has been due to growth in sales in commodities, services, and manufacturing. West Africa, East Africa, Central Africa, and Southern Africa in particular, are expected to reach a combined GDP of $29 trillion by 2050.
The Canada-Africa International Investors Summit is an annual business summit organized FAAVM Africa to attract domestic and foreign investment for international development. Based on the theme– Africa’s Growth and Prosperity, and aimed at bringing together business leaders, investors, corporations, policy, and opinion makers; international governments, and private investors, the summit serves as a perfect platform to understand and explore business opportunities for the African region.
The Canada-Africa International Investors Summit also works with other countries in the region, and where challenges benefit from regional approaches, we work with continental institutions such as the African Union and the African Development Bank, La Francophonie, African Union as well as regional economic communities. In 2018, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) flows to Africa defied the global downward trend and rose to $46 billion, an 11 per cent increase after successive declines in 2016 and 2017. Africa is a resource-rich continent. Recent growth has been due to growth in sales in commodities, services, and manufacturing. West Africa, East Africa, Central Africa, and Southern Africa in particular, are expected to reach a combined GDP of $29 trillion by 2050.
The Canada-Africa International Investors Summit promotes an integrated approach to security, development, and regional cooperation, and we encourage this approach among the governments and partners we work with. Helping volatile areas achieve greater stability allows important humanitarian work and the delivery of international assistance to take place. The summit helps strengthen the peace and security capacity of African countries and promotes support for training military and police forces in many African countries, both to enhance their skills and to prepare them for participating in international peacekeeping operations.
Investment in science, technology and innovation (STI) is essential for economic development and social progress. Research and development (R&D) can foster sustainable development by building greener, more inclusive societies. R&D need to be nurtured and regulated via effective policies.
FDI boosts the manufacturing and services sector which results in the creation of jobs and helps to reduce unemployment rates in the country. Increased employment translates to higher incomes and equips the population with more buying powers, boosting the overall economy of a country.
In 2019, the global trade value of goods exported throughout the world amounted to approximately 19 trillion U.S. dollars at current prices. In comparison, this figure stood at around 6.45 trillion U.S. dollars in 2000.
The right to development is an inalienable human right by virtue of which every human person and all peoples are entitled to participate in, and enjoy economic, social, cultural and political development.