Luxembourg Minister to join TDB panel discussion on globalization 18 Jul -
His Excellency Mr. Jean Feyder, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg has informed that H.E. Dr. Nicolas Schmit, Minister of Labour, Employment and Immigration will be taking part in the Trade and Development Board panel discussion this September on development strategies in a globalized world.
UNCTAD to brief new Egyptian diplomats 18 Jul -
Nine newly recruited Egyptian diplomats will be coming to UNCTAD 27 July for a briefing on the work of the organization. The young diplomats are currently undergoing training at the Egyptian Institute for Diplomatic Studies in Cairo.
Angola drafting plans for graduation from LDCs category 17 Jul -
Mrs. Exalgina Gamboa, the Secretary of State for Cooperation of the Republic of Angola, has informed that her Government is currently finalizing a National Status Report outlining measures to be taken on the road to graduation from Least Developed Country status by 2020.
Turkey launches graduate scholarship programme for LDCs 16 Jul -
As part of the implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action adopted by the Fourth UN conference on LDCs held in Istanbul, Turkey, in May 2011 the Government of Turkey has launched the "Graduate Scholarship Programme for the Least Developed Countries".
UNCTAD S-G urges stronger corporate governance in wake of financial crisis 12 Jul -
Noting that the impact of the global financial crisis on the world economy has underscored the interconnectedness of the health of large global enterprises and the livelihoods of ordinary people, UNCTAD Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi has called for strengthening of oversight by corporate directors on behalf of their shareholders.
Consolidating gains from the Arab Spring, Tunisia looks to UNCTAD 11 Jul -
An UNCTAD mission has been in Tunis for the past five days to follow up on requests made by Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki at the UNCTAD XIII conference for urgent assistance in consolidating gains from the Arab Spring, fostering inclusive growth, attracting investments, and expanding jobs.
UNCTAD and Bulgarian Competition Authority sign MoU 10 Jul -
UNCTAD signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Bulgarian Competition Authority - Commission on Protection of Competition (CPC). The MoU took effect on the day of the signing and is aimed at strengthening the framework of cooperation between the CPC and UNCTAD through consultations and regular capacity building activities extended to Balkan countries.
Emerging South can bring more balanced, stable world economy, says UNCTAD 10 Jul -
In remarks presented to the 19th General Meeting of Shareholders of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) currently taking place in Beijing, China, UNCTAD Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi expressed cautious optimism about an emerging South but warned of continued vulnerabilities.