20 octobre 2014UNCTAD conference debates private sector role in public services and infrastructure
Governments in the world’s poorest countries face difficult choices – how to fund essential services and at the same time ensure quality, accessibility and affordability? The World Investment Forum, organized by UNCTAD, brought government and business leaders together in Geneva on 15 October to address that question at a high-level summit.
17 octobre 2014Investments needed to scale up access to essential medicines
Improving access to medicines can be enhanced by local production of pharmaceuticals in developing countries. But to do so, both the public and the private sector need to work together, said James Zhan, Director of UNCTAD's Division on Investment and Enterprise at the World Investment Forum's Policy Debate on Public Health.
17 octobre 2014Jordanian who teaches women to defend themselves wins UNCTAD women in business award
The founder of SheFighter, a company that trains women in Jordan in self-defence techniques, Lina Jalil Khalifeh, has won the first place in UNCTAD’s Empretec Women in Business Awards. The awards honour businesswomen from developing countries who have founded successful firms, created jobs and become role models in their communities.