"It is of crucial importance… not only to turn the tide on inequality, which will be a very long term process, but also to find ways to confine its harmful effects on development"
"Multilateral institutions… should also address the causes of inequality, such as the deregulation of global finances or the disproportionate creation of rights and privileges for corporations".
"Multilateral institutions need to preserve their independence of analysis and of critical perspective."
UNCTAD’s COMPAL competition law programme, in association with the University Antonio Gullermo Urrelo (UPAGU) and the Peruvian Competition Authority (INDECOPI), held the first edition of a workshop on competition and consumer laws for university professors in Cajamarca, in the north of Peru from 7 to 11 May 2014.
The 2013 External Debt Statistics: Guide for Compilers and Users (2013 EDS Guide), which elaborates on the global standards for the compilation, measurement, reporting and analytical uses of external debt statistics, has been released by the nine organizations of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Finance Statistics (TFFS) of which UNCTAD is a member.
Ministers focus on critical role of science, technology and innovation in the post-2015 development agenda at the opening of UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.