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Tackling trade and gender issues in Lesotho
11 Dec 2012
Trade policy can play a catalytic role in job creation for women, and yet it can also drive new patterns of vulnerability and social exclusion.
UNCTAD and University of Geneva launch joint Sustainability Research Centre
30 Nov 2012
UNCTAD Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi and University of Geneva Rector Jean-Dominique Vassalli have announced the creation of the Sustainability Research Centre, a joint virtual research centre to facilitate collaboration between the two organizations in the area of corporate social responsibility.
EMPRETEC recognizes successful women's start-up businesses and 20 years' operation in several countries
27 Nov 2012
Awards will be given to two women entrepreneurs - the creator of a business featuring recyclable products for infants and the founder of a Ugandan real-estate firm - at the 19th Directors Meeting of Empretec, the entrepreneurship programme in developing countries and economies in transition supported by the Division on Investment and Enterprise of UNCTAD.
LDC report highlights remittances, ''brain drain''
26 Nov 2012
The Least Developed Countries Report 2012 focuses on how the world’s poorest countries can benefit further from the billions of dollars their ex-patriots send home from jobs overseas – and on how to counteract “brain drain.”
Putting the Rio corporate social responsibility agenda into action: Inter-agency Roundtable on CSR
13 Nov 2012
On 6 November 2012, UNCTAD, the International Labour Organization and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development hosted the second annual Inter-agency Roundtable on CSR. This annual event brings together corporate social responsibility (CSR) specialists from international organizations and national governments, along with select civil society representatives, to discuss current trends in CSR.
UNCTAD, GIZ and BMZ break new ground on Corporate Social Responsibility training for emerging country TNCs
27 Sep 2012
UNCTAD’s Investment and Enterprise Division, in collaboration with, and with funding from, GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) and BMZ (German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development), has launched a project on responsible business in emerging markets.
EMPRETEC Women in Business Award winner from Panama pushes on to new heights
16 Aug 2012
Melissa De León, founder of Panama Gourmet,a company which produces gluten-free foods, was the winner of the 2012 EMPRETEC Women in Business Award presented at the UNCTAD XIII Conference in Doha, Qatar in April this year. Since then, she has become a celebrity in her own country and a much sought-after participant at international events elsewhere.
UNCTAD’s eRegistrations system puts entrepreneurs at centre of electronic governance in El Salvador
13 Aug 2012
MiEmpresa.gob.sv - El Salvador’s online registration system implemented by UNCTAD - is making an impact with Salvadoran business entrepreneurs, allowing them to comply with all mandatory registration requirements in just two easy steps.
EMPRETEC Panama Centre gearing up for EMPRETEC Latin America Forum in September
8 Aug 2012
Instructors and directors of EMPRETEC Centres across Latin America will be gathering in Panama during the second week of September for an exciting regional EMPRETEC event.
Association of Caribbean States encourages its 28 members to implement UNCTAD e-Regulations programme
6 Aug 2012
UNCTAD’s eRegulations programme, which helps countries cut red tape and ensure transparency for business rules and procedures, should be expanded to all 28 member countries of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), the Organization has announced.