20 septembre 2012EMPRETEC Latin America Forum takes off in Panama
The first official meeting of the EMPRETEC Latin America Forum was hosted by EMPRETEC Panama in Panama City last week, following a regional training workshop that brought together EMPRETEC directors and trainers from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Panama, Peru and Venezuela to share experiences and discuss new developments.
19 septembre 2012Conference in Beijing addresses challenge of Global Value Chains changing the 21st century trade and investment landscape
"The investment–trade nexus is leading to a world in which … policymakers in the twenty-first century cannot afford to ignore the implications of GVCs for their industrial, investment and trade policies,” UNCTAD Secretary-General Supachai Pantichpakdi told the high-level panel convened yesterday after the opening plenary of the conference on "Global Value Chain in the 21st Century" jointed organised by China's Ministry of Commerce, UNCTAD, OECD and the WTO in Beijing.
19 septembre 2012Economic growth for Africa: the sustainable way
Experts at the UNCTAD Trade and Development Board session today said African countries will have to make major structural changes to their economies -- and should look at it as an opportunity to get in on the ground floor of green economic growth.
19 septembre 2012UNCTAD report calls for improved access to medicines in context of local pharmaceutical production
An UNCTAD report now made available on the website suggests that a coherent framework linking local pharmaceutical production to greater access from the onset within countries is urgently called for to harness the full potential of local production capacities. Improvement in access to medicines in the context of local production should not be incidental but should be an explicit goal, the report says.
18 septembre 2012Benefits from Global Value Chains require proactive policies on part of developing country governments, says UNCTAD S-G
Addressing the opening ceremony of the conference on "Global Value Chain in the 21st Century: Policy Implications on Trade, Investment, Statistics and Developing Countries" organised jointly by China's Ministry of Commerce, UNCTAD, OECD and WTO in Beijing today, UNCTAD Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi urged more proactive policies by developing countries in areas such as industrial strategy for them to be able to benefit fully from the growing phenomenon of global value chains.