Doing Business 2017: Equal Opportunity for All finds that entrepreneurs in 137 economies saw improvements in their local regulatory framework last year. Between June 2015 and June 2016, the report, which measures 190 economies worldwide, documented 283 business reforms. Reforms reducing the complexity and cost of regulatory processes in the area of starting a business were the most common in 2015/16, as in the previous year. The next most common reforms were in the areas of paying taxes, getting credit and trading across borders

The first country is New Zealand and the latest is Somalia.

Congratulations to Rwanda classified 56th before South Africa (74th) and China (78th).

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Dear PADES partners,

2017, a new year full of hope has begun.

This year, PADES will focus on:

- The effective opening of its regional office in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

- The launching of its regional program for the empowerment of women in Central Africa.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Happy New Year 2017 !



PADES supports the Sustainable Development Goals


The International Day of Widows adopted by resolution A/RES/65/189 is celebrated every year on 23 June.

PADES will organized on the sidelines of that celebration, under the patronage of the Provincial Ministry of Gender, a reflection day on the situation of widows in North Kivu.

Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at the Paroisse Notre Dame d'Afrique.

Time: 9 am to 15 pm

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Tel: +243811450288

+243 81 83 32 689

All  widows,  orphans from the city of Goma and its surroundings as well as any other Civil Society Organizations involved in the widow's rights are  almost welcome.


Paris agreement22 April 2016 – As 175 world leaders signed the Paris Agreement at United Nations Headquarters today, Secretary-GeneralBan Ki-moon said the next critical step is to ensure that the landmark accord for global action on climate change enters into force as soon as possible.

“Today is an historic day,” Mr. Ban toldreporters at a press conference following the opening ceremony of the signing event. “This is by far the largest number of countries ever to sign an international agreement on a single day.”

According to the UN chief, the participation by so many countries and the attendance by so many world leaders leaves “no doubt” that the international community is determined to take climate action. He also welcomed the strong presence of the private sector and civil society, saying they are “crucial to realizing the great promise of the Paris Agreement.”

Adopted in Paris by the 196 Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at a conference known as (COP21) last December, the Agreement’s objective is to limit global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius, and to strive for 1.5 degrees Celsius. It will enter into force 30 days after at least 55 countries, accounting for 55 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, deposit their instruments of ratification.

“If all the countries that have signed today take the next step at the national level and join the Agreement, the world will have met the requirement needed for the Paris Agreement to enter into force,” Mr. Ban highlighted, congratulating the 15 Parties that have already deposited their instruments for ratification.

These Parties include Barbados, Belize, Fiji, Grenada, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Nauru, Palau, Palestine, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Somalia and Tuvalu.

Speaking alongside the Secretary-General, French President François Hollande applauded all those who made it possible to reach the second stage of the process – the signing of the document.