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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.”
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.
Trade and Development Board to address investment for sustainable development
22 Sep 2012
In the current context of continued global macroeconomic uncertainties, investment policies must be harnessed to ensure sustainable outcomes and more inclusive growth.
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.
UNCTAD and World Federation of Exchanges strengthen collaboration on investment for sustainable development
5 Sep 2012
UNCTAD and the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) met at WFE headquarters in Paris, France, yesterday to discuss expanded cooperation in the promotion of investment for sustainable development.
Consolidating gains from the Arab Spring, Tunisia looks to UNCTAD
12 Jul 2012
An UNCTAD mission has been in Tunis for the past five days to follow up on requests made by Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki at the UNCTAD XIII conference for urgent assistance in consolidating gains from the Arab Spring, fostering inclusive growth, attracting investments, and expanding jobs.
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 to follow up request by G20 Leaders for continued work on trade and investment protectionism, global value chains, and commodity price volatility
26 Jun 2012
G20 Leaders who gathered in Los Cabos, Mexico on 18-19 June 2012 expressed deep concern over rising instances of protectionism around the world, recognized the need to enhance participation of developing countries in global value chains, and underscored the importance to global economic recovery of maintaining stability in international commodity markets.
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.