29 janvier 2014Comprehensive new reports examine impact of "eco-labels"
At an event organized by the United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards (UNFSS), two leading international research initiatives on voluntary sustainability standards will launch their reports: The State of Sustainability Initiatives (SSI) Review 2014 and the Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA) First Global Report.
27 janvier 2014Global FDI reaches pre-crisis levels in 2013, outlook optimistic for 2014-2015
Global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows rose by 11% in 2013, to an estimated US$1.46 trillion – a level comparable to the pre-crisis average, the latest UNCTAD Global Investment Trends Monitor reports. However, developed countries remain trapped in a historically low share of global FDI, accounting for only 39%.
27 janvier 2014UNCTAD assists Customs reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina in line with EU standards
An EU-funded ASYCUDA project aimed to bring Bosnia and Herzegovina's customs sector in with European Union and WTO norms and standards kicked off with a meeting between UNCTAD Deputy Secretary-General Petko Draganov and Miro Dzakula, the Director General of the Indirect Taxation Authority (ITA) of Bosnia and Herzegovina and his team.