18 février 2014Status of preparations for UNCTAD at fifty
During the consultations of the President of the Trade and Development Board on 14 February 2014, Mr. Petko Draganov, Deputy Secretary-General of UNCTAD provided a briefing on the status of preparations for UNCTAD's fiftieth anniversary.
16 février 2014UNCTAD launches third cycle of its Port Training Programme in Ghana
UNCTAD and Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority have launched the third cycle of the TrainForTrade Port Training Programme in Ghana. Twenty-nine middle managers, nine of them women, from the port communities of Tema and Takoradi successfully completed the first of eight training modules. The training was held in Tema, Ghana on 27-31 January 2014.
11 février 2014Job creation critical for durable economic progress in Nepal
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.