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G20 fosters synergies between trade and investment promotion
13 Nov 2012
In the current uncertain economic climate, the first G20 Trade and Investment Promotion Summit has sought to tackle uncertainty head-on by enhancing trade and investment promotion strategies and policy advocacy in order to benefit from global value chains, while ensuring sustainable and inclusive development.
Global economy at 'critical juncture', UNCTAD economist tells UN delegates in New York
3 Oct 2012
The Director of UNCTAD's Division on Globalization and Development Strategies has warned the delegates attending the General Assembly that "misguided" steps are limiting recovery from the global slowdown. He urged measures to boost income equality so that consumer demand is stimulated.
Economic growth for Africa: the sustainable way
20 Sep 2012
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.
Teamwork urged to restart global growth, all in same boat, say panellists at UNCTAD Board
19 Sep 2012
The interdependent nature of the world economy requires a coordinated effort to re-energize the faltering recovery from the global financial crisis, panellists told the UNCTAD Trade and Development Board yesterday afternoon under the agenda item on “Interdependence: Coordinating stimulus for global recovery.”
Global re-balancing required says Dr. Supachai at investors forum in Hong Kong
12 Sep 2012
"No country will be spared in the case of a new financial shock in the developed countries," UNCTAD Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi told the 19th CLSA Investors' Forum in Hong Kong yesterday, and warned that a renewed shock "would provoke a stream of capital flows reversals, shrinking global trade volumes and falling commodity prices with negative consequences for all."
Norway to audit debt on basis of UNCTAD principles
23 Aug 2012
The Minister of International Development of Norway, H.E. Mr. Heikki Holmås, announced last Friday that Norway would carry out an audit of developing countries’ debts to Norway, and a review of the loans that Norway has made, on the basis of the Principles on Promoting Responsible Sovereign Lending and Borrowing consolidated by UNCTAD.
Rio+20 prevented reversal, salvaged key multilateral principles, concludes UNCTAD workshop
29 Jun 2012
At a lunchtime workshop discussion on the topic "Missed Opportunity or New Beginning? Sustainable Development after Rio", held 28 June at UNCTAD headquarters in Geneva, speakers concluded that while there were some disappointments in many quarters with the final outcome document, the Rio+20 Summit had prevented a damaging reversal in some areas and established a follow-up process that could provide the basis for real progress.
UNCTAD S-G contributes to book on Green Growth and Travelism for Rio+20
22 Jun 2012
The mainstreaming of tourism into national development and economic policymaking through a comprehensive national tourism strategy should include the involvement of all stakeholders, including local communities and the local private sector, says Dr Supachai Panitchpakdi in a chapter entitled "Sustainable tourism development - a partnership between the public and the private sectors".
Strong trade content in Rio+20 outcome document welcomed by speakers at UNCTAD panel
21 Jun 2012
Immediately prior to the opening of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, UNCTAD co-organized with the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), a panel discussion on the trade dimension in the follow-up to the Rio+20 summit at the RioCentro Exhibition and Convention Center in the morning of 20 June.
UNCTAD S-G offers perspectives for Rio+20
17 Jun 2012
UNCTAD has been called upon by the UN system to contribute to the UNCSD - Rio+20 process. Writing for the Road to Rio+20 e-magazine, UNCTAD Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi argues for a green economy that provides trade opportunities to countries at varied levels of development.