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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.
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.
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.
UNCTAD S-G to participate in G-20 Finance Ministers seminar at Rio+20
12 Jun 2012
In conjunction with the UN Conference on Sustainable Development -- Rio+20, the Ministry of Finance of Brazil will be organising a G-20 Ministerial seminar on A Green and Inclusive Economy: The Finance Ministers' Perspective on 21 June at the Riocentro Complex to offer perspectives of Finance Ministries on implementation, national strategies and structural change in the promotion of sustainable development through a green and inclusive economy.
CSTD concludes with two draft resolutions for ECOSOC
30 May 2012
The 15th session of the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) convened in Geneva from 21 to 25 May 2012, recommended to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for adoption, two draft resolutions, on Science and Technology for Development, and on the follow-up to the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).