South–South Trade Monitor No. 2 now available 11 Jul -
UNCTAD South–South Trade Monitor No. 2 reports on general trends with regard to the magnitude and dynamics of South–South exports, and their sectoral composition. South–South merchandise exports in 2011 reached US$4 trillion, or a quarter of the world’s exports. In the past two decades, all developing regions have significantly increased their exports to the South.
The Economic Development in Africa Report 2013 launched in Addis Ababa 10 Jul -
UNCTAD’s 2013 Economic Development in Africa Report entitled “Intra-Africa Trade: Unlocking Private Sector Dynamism” was launch by the Africa Union Commissioner of Economic Affairs, Ambassador Mothae Anthony Maruping and the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Mr Eugene Owusu. They were joined by Mr Taffere Tesfachew, Director, Division for Africa, LDCs and Special Programmes, UNCTAD.
Second Swiss university joins Virtual Institute 10 Jul -
Geneva’s Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies has joined the Virtual Institute (Vi), further strengthening the presence of UNCTAD’s host country, Switzerland – which is already represented by the World Trade Institute – in the Vi network.
Hopeful trends cited for Africa 08 Jul -
Prospects for African economic growth look bright, the fifty-seventh executive session of UNCTAD’s Trade and Development Board has been told.
Secretary-General strikes note of caution at London launch of World Investment Report 03 Jul -
The World Investment Report post-launch seminar, which was held at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) in London on Monday, 1 July, brought together representatives from UK Trade and Investment, the Department for International Development, think tanks such as the ODI, non-governmental organizations, and academia, to examine the findings of this year's report.
UNCTAD to assist Turkmenistan on WTO accession and Customs facilitation 01 Jul -
The Secretary-General of UNCTAD, Mr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, has met the First Deputy Head of the Cabinet of Ministers and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, Mr. Rashit Meredov, on the margins of the ECOSOC session being held in Geneva, to discuss future collaboration in light of the country's intention to begin WTO accession.