UNCTAD launches third cycle of its Port Training Programme in Ghana 16 Feb -
UNCTAD and Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority have launched the third cycle of the TrainForTrade Port Training Programme in Ghana. Twenty-nine middle managers, nine of them women, from the port communities of Tema and Takoradi successfully completed the first of eight training modules. The training was held in Tema, Ghana on 27-31 January 2014.
Job creation critical for durable economic progress in Nepal 11 Feb -
The number of young people of working age in Nepal is currently increasing by 550,000 a year, and by 2020 it will climb to 633,000 a year, a new UNCTAD publication reports. The organization recommends that the government intensify efforts to employ young people – who are currently largely under-employed, or trapped in vulnerable, low-paid jobs – to improve the growth prospects of the economy.
Comprehensive new reports examine impact of "eco-labels" 29 Jan -
At an event organized by the United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards (UNFSS), two leading international research initiatives on voluntary sustainability standards will launch their reports: The State of Sustainability Initiatives (SSI) Review 2014 and the Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA) First Global Report.
Global FDI reaches pre-crisis levels in 2013, outlook optimistic for 2014-2015 27 Jan -
Global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows rose by 11% in 2013, to an estimated US$1.46 trillion – a level comparable to the pre-crisis average, the latest UNCTAD Global Investment Trends Monitor reports. However, developed countries remain trapped in a historically low share of global FDI, accounting for only 39%.