21 octubre 2014Angola prepares Trade Policy Framework with assistance of UNCTAD
At the request of Angola, UNCTAD is assisting the country in the preparation of its comprehensive trade policy framework. A joint UNCTAD-Government of Angola consultative workshop with all stakeholders was held from 29–30 September, in Luanda, Angola.
20 octubre 2014UNCTAD conference debates private sector role in public services and infrastructure
Governments in the world’s poorest countries face difficult choices – how to fund essential services and at the same time ensure quality, accessibility and affordability? The World Investment Forum, organized by UNCTAD, brought government and business leaders together in Geneva on 15 October to address that question at a high-level summit.
17 octubre 2014Investments needed to scale up access to essential medicines
Improving access to medicines can be enhanced by local production of pharmaceuticals in developing countries. But to do so, both the public and the private sector need to work together, said James Zhan, Director of UNCTAD's Division on Investment and Enterprise at the World Investment Forum's Policy Debate on Public Health.