UNCTAD Investment Policy Framework 2015 launched at Financing for Development Conference
15 Jul -
Ministers met with UNCTAD Secretary General Kituyi at the official UNCTAD side event to the Financing for Development (FfD) conference. There Dr. Kituyi launched the newly updated and expanded UNCTAD Investment Policy Framework that outlines a new generation of investment policies that put sustainable development issues at their core.
Five ways the Republic of the Congo is benefiting from an improved management of its external debt statistics
13 Jul -
Since 2012, the national debt office of the Republic of the Congo has received support from UNCTAD's Debt Management and Financial Analysis System (DMFAS) Programme and this has resulted in five tangible benefits.
Making regional trade work for Africa: turning words into deeds
13 Jul -
In its latest Policy Brief, UNCTAD identifies some of the barriers to implementing regional trade agreements in Africa and proposes remedial actions that may be taken by national Governments, development partners and regional institutions.
UNCTAD and TradeMark East Africa strengthen collaboration
13 Jul -
In a Memorandum of Understanding, UNCTAD and TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) have agreed to strengthen the scope and impact of their activities in East Africa by joining forces on a number of issues.
Online consumers to be better protected by new United Nations guidelines monitored by UNCTAD
10 Jul -
Better protection for people buying things online in both developed and developing countries will be among the outcomes of revisions to United Nations guidelines agreed at a major UNCTAD conference in Geneva.
Africa must tap the huge potential of its services sector, UNCTAD report argues
09 Jul -
Services are now the main driver of growth in 30 out of 54 African countries, the UNCTAD Economic Development in Africa Report 2015 reveals, while arguing that services policies must be made more regionally coherent if they are to help achieve sustainable economic development on the continent.
UNCTAD helps women in the Gambia's fisheries sector to expand markets
07 Jul -
The fisheries of the Gambia already provide food and jobs for the country's women but the sector could become a significant driver of development, an UNCTAD study found.
United Nations member States to review the "UN Set" on competition for the seventh time
03 Jul -
United Nations member States are meeting from 6-10 July 2015 in Geneva to reaffirm the validity of the only multilateral instrument adopted by the UN General Assembly in the area of Competition Policy, the so-called UN Set on competition. This instrument was adopted in 1980 and member States have reaffirmed its validity six times.
Opening of UNCTAD regional office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
01 Jul -
UNCTAD has opened a regional office to directly serve its African Member States and provide high-level technical expertise and advisory services to African countries and regional organizations.
Researchers from sub-Saharan Africa enriched by UNCTAD training workshop on trade and gender
01 Jul -
Twenty-five researchers from 16 countries in sub-Saharan Africa have taken part in an UNCTAD regional workshop on trade and gender analysis. The event was hosted by the North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa, on 15-19 June, and funded by the Government of Finland.
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