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%.
UNCTAD assists Customs reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina in line with EU standards 27 Jan -
An EU-funded ASYCUDA project aimed to bring Bosnia and Herzegovina's customs sector in with European Union and WTO norms and standards kicked off with a meeting between UNCTAD Deputy Secretary-General Petko Draganov and Miro Dzakula, the Director General of the Indirect Taxation Authority (ITA) of Bosnia and Herzegovina and his team.