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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.
Sweden contributes $2.5 million to UNCTAD programme on investment
7 Dec 2012
The Government of Sweden is to contribute 18.3 million Swedish kronor (about US$2.5 million) to UNCTAD's Capacity-Building in Investment for Development project.
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.
Latest UNCTAD Investment Policy Monitor released
26 Nov 2012
A significant dichotomy in national investment policymaking was observed during the review period (June-October 2012). With regard to international investment policies, the trend towards more regional international investment agreements (IIAs) continued.
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.”
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.
EMPRETEC Africa Forum to receive assistance from Commonwealth Secretariat
20 Jul 2012
At the request of a number of African countries, the Commonwealth Secretariat has agreed in principle to support EMPRETEC centres in African Commonwealth countries with the aim of strengthening business development services offered by these centres.