UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi, together with high-level former UNCTAD officials, reflects on the past 50 years of the institution and the way forward.
Fifty years to the day after it concluded its first historic meeting in Geneva, UNCTAD opens a week of anniversary events on 16 June.
The London Stock Exchange Group announced that it will partner with the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative, joining nine other exchanges in the US, Europe, Africa and Asia to promote sustainable business practices among publicly listed companies worldwide.
UNCTAD is helping Ecuador to develop national “green sectors” that will expand exports and employment, while promoting sustainable development, in the first stage of a new programme on green export potential and policies.
UNCTAD’s Competition and Consumer Policies branch outlined the organization’s work on e-commerce and the progress made in revising the UN guidelines on consumer protection at an International Consumer Protection Enforcement Network (ICPEN) event in Panama, 20-23 May 2014.
UNCTAD’s COMPAL competition law programme, in association with the University Antonio Gullermo Urrelo (UPAGU) and the Peruvian Competition Authority (INDECOPI), held the first edition of a workshop on competition and consumer laws for university professors in Cajamarca, in the north of Peru from 7 to 11 May 2014.
The 2013 External Debt Statistics: Guide for Compilers and Users (2013 EDS Guide), which elaborates on the global standards for the compilation, measurement, reporting and analytical uses of external debt statistics, has been released by the nine organizations of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Finance Statistics (TFFS) of which UNCTAD is a member.
Ministers focus on critical role of science, technology and innovation in the post-2015 development agenda at the opening of UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
The need for a transformative global agenda to ensure a prosperous and stable future for humanity was underscored by UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi at an international forum on global economics held in Astana, Kazakhstan on 22 May 2014.
A global programme to support competition and consumer protection policies was launched in Lima, Peru on 5 May at the headquarters of Peru’s Competition Authority, INDECOPI.