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January 21, 2015
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EU and APEC Well Set to Work Together

Differences in the structure and philosophy of the EU and APEC do not mean that these organizations will fail to find common objectives. Within the context of economic interdependence at the global level, they might initiate joint actions and projects as well as foster dialogue, interaction and brainstorming on critical issues. In spite of their differences, their economic agenda is rather similar. Regional cooperation and multilateralism are necessary presuppositions for successfully handling new challenges. These challenges are not limited to the financial sphere but also have a broader dimension.

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January 21, 2015
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Reflections from Mauritius for Privacy Pros

The 36th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, held in Mauritius and impeccably hosted by the local data protection office, was an extremely productive and revealing event. This annual gathering of regulators and other movers and shakers of the privacy world has become a reference point in terms of debating key public policy issues and coordinating regulatory strategies and actions. Some key points covered were: data protection as an enabler, enforcement cooperation, focus on big data and the internet of things, cross-border data flows still a top concern, and politics will continue to play a role.

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January 21, 2015
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The Challenging Opportunity of Africa's Rising Workforce

Africa is growing, and it is growing fast. By 2050, the continent will account for half of the world's population growth, and by 2100 its current 1.1 billion population could quadruple. African leaders see their fast-growing and young population as one of their greatest resources. Yet this rising workforce faces new challenges, such as a rapidly changing work environment, the rise of technology and the need for new skills. Compounding the problem are existing issues that many African nations grapple with, including poverty, lack of access to education, and lack of quality education services when access does exist.

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