UNCTAD's Economic Development in Africa Report 2014, launched on 3 July, shows that there are structural problems in the pattern of growth in Africa and that these require a move away from consumption to coherent investment policies.
Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi welcomes new funds from Sweden that will be used to boost UNCTAD's technical assistance to developing countries which are implementing the Bali accord.
UNCTAD held a panel discussion with the secretariat of the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) about the consequences for West African countries of the WTO's Bali Trade Facilitation Agreement in Banjul, the Gambia, on 17 June 2014.
The 2014 edition of UNCTAD's flagship World Investment Report, launched in June, sparks interest from policymakers looking ahead to the Sustainable Development Goals and how to achieve them.
The UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development, of which UNCTAD is the Secretariat, is holding an open consultation on the ten-year review of World Summit on the Information Society.
UNCTAD is calling for candidates for its first online training course on Non-Tariff Measures’ Collection and Classification Data Collection to be held in September and October 2014.
UNCTAD and the Albanian Customs Administration have signed an extension of a project that aims to fully implement e-payment services using UNCTAD's ASYCUDA customs software.
Judge Joaquín García Bernaldo de Quirós, former Head of the Spanish Competition Authority and Pierre Horna, Officer-in-charge of COMPAL-UNCTAD facilitated the first national workshop for Peru's Supreme Court judges in early June.
UNCTAD, together with Japan’s customs authorities, conducted a national seminar on preferential rules of origin on 20-21 May 2014 in Hanoi, Viet Nam.
In a special online essay, UNCTAD reiterates its long-standing call for a sovereign debt workout mechanism.
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