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South-South export rebounded faster than world trade after the 2008 crisis
26 Jun 2012
South-South trade has grown dramatically in the past decade. It claims about a quarter of the value of world trade, says UNCTAD´s new South-South Trade Monitor.
UNCTAD S-G joins in welcoming UN S-G's Zero Hunger Challenge
25 Jun 2012
At the recently concluded Rio+20 sustainable development summit, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on leaders, business, civil society and individuals to step up efforts to end hunger, and launched a Zero Hunger Challenge. UNCTAD Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi has joined in welcoming and endorsing the challenge.
UNCTAD S-G at UN General Assembly debate on state of world economy and finance
18 May 2012
Delivering a keynote address at the round table on "Reducing debt vulnerability, managing inflation/deflation," UNCTAD Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi called for attention to be given to deflationary pressures, a systemic approach to debt vulnerability, adequate regulatory system for banks, and regulatory oversight of credit rating agencies.