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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.
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.
UNCTAD report calls for harnessing the potential of south-south technological collaboration
31 Oct 2012
The Technology and Innovation Report 2012, subtitled Innovation, Technology and South-South Collaboration, was launched today.
Global economy at 'critical juncture', UNCTAD economist tells UN delegates in New York
3 Oct 2012
The Director of UNCTAD's Division on Globalization and Development Strategies has warned the delegates attending the General Assembly that "misguided" steps are limiting recovery from the global slowdown. He urged measures to boost income equality so that consumer demand is stimulated.
Teamwork urged to restart global growth, all in same boat, say panellists at UNCTAD Board
19 Sep 2012
The interdependent nature of the world economy requires a coordinated effort to re-energize the faltering recovery from the global financial crisis, panellists told the UNCTAD Trade and Development Board yesterday afternoon under the agenda item on “Interdependence: Coordinating stimulus for global recovery.”
Reducing income gaps termed vital for economic recovery
19 Sep 2012
Greater income inequality is reducing economic demand, hindering the current recovery, and limiting future growth, speakers told the Trade and Development Board (TDB). They said governments should help to reverse the trend.
Global re-balancing required says Dr. Supachai at investors forum in Hong Kong
12 Sep 2012
"No country will be spared in the case of a new financial shock in the developed countries," UNCTAD Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi told the 19th CLSA Investors' Forum in Hong Kong yesterday, and warned that a renewed shock "would provoke a stream of capital flows reversals, shrinking global trade volumes and falling commodity prices with negative consequences for all."
Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz calls for "Right to Trade" and a Global Trade Facility fund administered by UNCTAD
30 Aug 2012
At a roundtable discussion convened by the Commonwealth Secretariat yesterday at Marlborough House in London, Columbia University Professor Joseph Stiglitz, recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, and LSE economist Andrew Charlton reiterated their call for the WTO to enshrine the "Right to Trade" within its dispute settlement system, and for the setting up of a Global Trade Facility fund administered by UNCTAD to assist countries maximise benefits of new market access won through the dispute settlement system and compensate for any losses.
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.