23 septembre 2012Shift African investment towards industry, South African Minister recommends
Africa has a bright future for attracting investment, but must use the opportunity to boost industry and improve infrastructure, H.E. Mr. Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry of South Africa told the UNCTAD Trade and Development Board today during the Board's discussions under its agenda item on "Investment for Development."
20 septembre 2012Helping least developed countries to ''graduate''
Improving the world's 48 poorest nations' productive capacities, thus enabling them to link effectively into the global economy, is vital for helping them to transcend the "LDC" category, experts told the Trade and Development Board.
20 septembre 2012China and ASEAN can jointly act as major locomotive for global economy, says UNCTAD S-G
Addressing the opening ceremony today of the 9th China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit and Exposition, and the 2012 Forum on China-ASEAN Free Trade Area in Nanning, capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, UNCTAD Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi said that the China-ASEAN free trade area was an example of South-South regional integration that can promote scale economies, diversification and resilience.
20 septembre 2012Luxembourg Minister calls for cooperation based on UNCTAD model
Speaking at the UNCTAD Trade and Development Board session on Wednesday on the item "Development strategies in a globalized world: Reducing inequalities for balanced and sustainable development," H.E. Dr. Nicolas Schmit, Minister of Labour, Employment and Immigration of Luxembourg called for a new model for cooperation among countries from different parts of the world.