Arancha González of Spain has been appointed Executive Director of the International Trade Centre (ITC). The appointment was announced Thursday by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
During a parallel event to the ECOSOC meetings held recently in Geneva, experts argued that science, technology and innovation (STI) policy action was vital for development, and noted that both policy design and implementation posed important challenges for policymakers.
UNCTAD is organizing a training and capacity-building workshop on Angola’s progress towards graduating from the category of the least developed countries (LDCs).
According to preliminary estimates by the WTO and UNCTAD, in the first quarter of 2013, world exports of services grew by 4%, as compared with the same quarter of the year before. The estimates keep pointing to a recovery of global services exchanges.