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.
"Counteracting the risk of a slide into persistent slow growth accompanied by… rising income inequality is perhaps the major policy challenge facing the multilateral system"
The need for a transformative global agenda to ensure a prosperous and stable future for humanity was underscored by UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi at an international forum on global economics held in Astana, Kazakhstan on 22 May 2014.
Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), congratulates UNCTAD on fifty years of engagement in African economic growth and development.