UNCTAD S-G to participate in G-20 Finance Ministers seminar at Rio+20 11 Jun -
In conjunction with the UN Conference on Sustainable Development -- Rio+20, the Ministry of Finance of Brazil will be organising a G-20 Ministerial seminar on A Green and Inclusive Economy: The Finance Ministers' Perspective on 21 June at the Riocentro Complex to offer perspectives of Finance Ministries on implementation, national strategies and structural change in the promotion of sustainable development through a green and inclusive economy.
Sustainable Stock Exchanges 2012 Global Dialogue to be held in Rio de Janeiro 10 Jun -
The United Nations Global Compact Office, the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment, the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative, and UNCTAD are working jointly to organize the Sustainable Stock Exchanges 2012 Global Dialogue on 18 June in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in the lead-up to the Rio+20 UN Earth Summit.
President of Tunisia meets with Secretary-General 07 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 05 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 04 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 31 May -
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 30 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 29 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).