Review of Maritime Transport 2013 released 04 Dec -
The globe’s longest-lasting and largest cycle of ship building finally began to slow in 2012, UNCTAD’s Review of Maritime Transport 2013 reveals, but the effects of overcapacity are still being felt. Shipping rates remained low, threatening firms’ profitability, even as the volume shipped last year increased by 4.3 per cent.
Seizing the low-carbon investment opportunity in Africa 02 Dec -
Governments that want to pursue a path to a green economy must develop a green growth vision, formulate enabling policies, and develop a strategy to promote green investment opportunities, said participants at an UNCTAD regional workshop in Durban, South Africa.
Job creation critical for durable economic progress in the Least Developed Countries 19 Nov -
The Least Developed Countries Report 2013, subtitled "Growth with Employment for Inclusive and Sustainable Development", was released today. It urges that there should be greater policy emphasis in LDCs on employment generation as a central development objective. It cautions that otherwise, international migration or social and political instability may rise.