President of Tunisia meets with Secretary-General 08 Jun -
Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki met today with UNCTAD Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi to discuss what UNCTAD can do to help Tunisia in its transition to democracy, particularly in the areas of promotion of foreign direct investment and enterprise development.
UNCTAD to conduct STIP review for Oman 06 Jun -
At the request of the government of the Sultanate of Oman, confirmed recently in a letter from H.E. Yahya Al-Wahaibi, the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Oman in Geneva, UNCTAD will be conducting a Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP) review for Oman this year.
Civil Society seeking closer collaboration with UNCTAD 05 Jun -
In a letter dated 31 May, civil society organizations which participated at the UNCTAD XIII conference in Doha in April expressed their desire to continue the "fruitful collaboration" and to engage with UNCTAD in a variety of joint endeavours in the future.
UNCTAD Secretary-General in Hong Kong, China, for inaugural Asia-Global Dialogue 2012 01 Jun -
The challenges of lifting people out of poverty through inclusive development, putting finance back in the bottle and making the leap to a low-carbon future are all very closely interconnected, UNCTAD Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi told the inaugural Asia-Global Dialogue 2012 being held in Hong Kong, China, from 31 May to 2 June.
UNCTAD S-G attends World Economic Forum on East Asia 2012 in Bangkok 31 May -
Reducing restrictions on temporary movement of all labour categories could open win-win opportunities for both sending and receiving countries, UNCTAD Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi told the interactive sessions on Reducing Obstacles to Travel Mobility, and on Enabling Trade, at the WEF conference on East Asia in Bangkok on 30 May.
CSTD concludes with two draft resolutions for ECOSOC 30 May -
The 15th session of the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) convened in Geneva from 21 to 25 May 2012, recommended to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for adoption, two draft resolutions, on Science and Technology for Development, and on the follow-up to the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).
UNCTAD S-G in Beijing for trade in services event 29 May -
Addressing the opening ceremony of the inaugural China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTS) in Beijing on 28 May, UNCTAD Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi said many service sectors can play a crucial role in achieving poverty reduction and other social goals.
Astana Forum boosts UNCTAD-Kazakhstan cooperation 25 May -
Deputy S-G of UNCTAD Petko Draganov met on 23 May, during the Astana Forum, the President of Kazakhstan H.E. Nursultan Nazarbayev and the country’s Prime Minister Mr. Karim Massimov, discussing opportunities for strengthening the cooperation between UNCTAD and Kazakhstan.