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Secretary-General briefs Investment Commission on recent developments
25 Nov 2012
UNCTAD Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi says that foreign investment flows are less robust than hoped, but that there is an encouraging shift towards investment that can support sustainable economic growth.
MCX Stock Exchange commits to promoting sustainability
22 Nov 2012
The CEO of MCX Stock Exchange answers UNCTAD Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi’s call to action and signs the Sustainable Stock Exchanges voluntary commitment to promoting sustainable investment.
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.
8th UNCTAD-OECD Report on G20 Investment Measures Released
31 Oct 2012
While G20 members continued to honour their pledge not to introduce new restrictive investment measures, a closer look at current developments reveals a more nuanced picture.
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.
Chinese firms urged to avoid past mistakes of Western multinationals in Africa
23 Aug 2012
Delivering the keynote address at the opening ceremony of the 2012 China Overseas Investment Summit in Hong Kong yesterday, UNCTAD Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi urged Chinese business leaders to avoid the mistakes made by Western multinationals in Africa, and to take corporate social responsibility seriously.
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.