29 janvier 2013Establishment of a Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation - feedback before 8 February 2013
The Chairman of the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD), Mr. Miguel Palomino de la Gala, invites members of the CSTD to provide feedback on the establishment of a Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation to examine the mandate of the World Summit on the Information Society regarding enhanced cooperation as contained in the Tunis Agenda.
24 janvier 2013Global FDI recovery derails
Global foreign direct investment declined by 18 per cent in 2012 - a level close to the trough reached in 2009 - due mainly to macroeconomic fragility and policy uncertainty for investors.
22 janvier 2013World commercial services exports swung into decline in the third quarter of 2012
According to preliminary estimates by the WTO and UNCTAD, in the third quarter of 2012, world exports of commercial services shrank by 2 %, as compared with the same quarter last year. Preliminary figures (balance-of-payments basis, current prices) indicate the sharp drop in services exports in Europe (-7%), while the services trade growth also slowed, but remained positive in North America (2%) and Asia and Oceania (4%).