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Applying a gender lens to Science, Technology and Innovation
12 Dec 2011
Governments should take concerted steps to include women and their concerns in their efforts to boost economic growth through science, technology and innovation, a new UNCTAD report urges.
Global Education Conference on Creative Industries Shanghai (2-4 December 2011)
4 Dec 2011
The Global Education Conference on Creative Industries Shanghai 2011 aimed to identify the critical factors for Shanghai to better support the development of cultural and creative industries and the city´s transformation towards a creative economy.
Second Draft of UNCTAD Principles on Responsible Sovereign Lending and Borrowing
18 Nov 2011
During the first day of UNCTAD's 8th Debt Management Conference, held in Geneva from 14 to 18 November, UNCTAD released the second draft of the Principles on Responsible Sovereign Lending and Borrowing. The new draft has emerged after a series of bilateral and high level regional governmental consultations and subsequent refinements introduced by the Expert Group established for that purpose.
South American countries support UNCTAD principles on responsible sovereign lending and borrowing
24 Aug 2011
The Secretary of Finance of Argentina, Hernan Lorenzino, and UNCTAD Deputy Secretary-General, Petko Draganov, opened the first high-level regional consultative meeting for South American countries in Buenos Aires on 19 August. The purpose of the event was to assess the UNCTAD Principles on Promoting Responsible Sovereign Lending and Borrowing, and their potential for future implementation.
Multilateral initiative to provide free access to trade-related data
18 Jul 2011
The African Development Bank (AfDB), the International Trade Centre (ITC), the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the World Bank, and in cooperation with the UN Statistics Division (UNSD), today launched the Transparency in Trade Initiative (TNT), a global program aiming to give more access to influential trade data.
Strengthening Creative Industries in Mozambique: tailor-made policy actions
29 Jun 2011
In the context of the annual session of the Trade and Development Commission, UNCTAD released the study "Strengthening the Creative Industries for development in Mozambique", a policy-oriented report issued as the main outcome of the multiagency pilot project for strengthening the creative industries in five ACP countries through employment and trade expansion. The project is a component of the ACP-EU Support Programme to Cultural Industries, jointly implemented by ILO, UNCTAD and UNESCO during 2008-2011.
International Convention on Arrest of Ships 1999 to enter into force in September 2011
29 Mar 2011
On 14 March 2011, Albania became the 10th State to accede to the International Convention on Arrest of Ships 1999, triggering the entry into force of the Convention on 14 September 2011.
Seminar on resolving, avoiding debt crises says global approaches are needed
14 Feb 2011
Possible mechanisms for coping with debt crises and preventing them from occurring need global scope and a careful balancing of issues related to sovereignty and the functioning of the international financial order, experts said at a seminar jointly sponsored by UNCTAD and Columbia University.