United Nations meeting seeks reform of investment treaties 23 Oct -
More than 50 high-level representatives from governments, the private sector and civil society convened in Geneva on 16 October to address the challenges arising from international investment agreements (IIAs) and consider ways to reform the international investment policy regime at a United Nations meeting held during UNCTAD's World Investment Forum at the Palais des Nations.
Angola prepares Trade Policy Framework with assistance of UNCTAD 21 Oct -
At the request of Angola, UNCTAD is assisting the country in the preparation of its comprehensive trade policy framework. A joint UNCTAD-Government of Angola consultative workshop with all stakeholders was held from 29–30 September, in Luanda, Angola.
UNCTAD conference debates private sector role in public services and infrastructure 20 Oct -
Governments in the world’s poorest countries face difficult choices – how to fund essential services and at the same time ensure quality, accessibility and affordability? The World Investment Forum, organized by UNCTAD, brought government and business leaders together in Geneva on 15 October to address that question at a high-level summit.
Investments needed to scale up access to essential medicines 17 Oct -
Improving access to medicines can be enhanced by local production of pharmaceuticals in developing countries. But to do so, both the public and the private sector need to work together, said James Zhan, Director of UNCTAD's Division on Investment and Enterprise at the World Investment Forum's Policy Debate on Public Health.