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Secretary-General briefs Investment Commission on recent developments
25 Nov 2012
UNCTAD Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi says that foreign investment flows are less robust than hoped, but that there is an encouraging shift towards investment that can support sustainable economic growth.
MCX Stock Exchange commits to promoting sustainability
22 Nov 2012
The CEO of MCX Stock Exchange answers UNCTAD Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi’s call to action and signs the Sustainable Stock Exchanges voluntary commitment to promoting sustainable investment.
8th UNCTAD-OECD Report on G20 Investment Measures Released
31 Oct 2012
While G20 members continued to honour their pledge not to introduce new restrictive investment measures, a closer look at current developments reveals a more nuanced picture.
UNCTAD and UNITAR offer online course on the Trade Dimension in United Nations Development Assistance Frameworks (UNDAFs)
30 Oct 2012
Some 130 representatives of governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), universities, and related institutions had signed up for the course as of 22 October.
Assistance to Myanmar: inter-agency coordination ongoing
22 Oct 2012
UNCTAD has held a meeting of the United Nations Inter-Agency Cluster on Trade and Productive Capacity with the Permanent Mission of Myanmar in Geneva. Participating in the meeting were representatives of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, the International Trade Centre, the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law and the United Nations Office for Project Services.
Joint statement by the UN Inter-Agency Cluster at the General Assembly debate
18 Oct 2012
The United Nations Inter-Agency Cluster on Trade and Productive Capacity has delivered a statement providing the Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review (QCPR) with examples of best practice, and with its views on United Nations system-wide coherence.
Meeting of the Global Management Board of the SECO-sponsored UN Trade Cluster initiative
18 Oct 2012
The Global Management Board of the UN Trade Cluster initiative, which is sponsored by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), met on 15 October 2012 to review its current operations, and to endorse its annual work plan for the Lao People's Democratic Republic, to discuss the next steps to be taken towards a new project to be launched in the United Republic of Tanzania, and to consider possible future projects in further countries.
Chinese firms urged to avoid past mistakes of Western multinationals in Africa
23 Aug 2012
Delivering the keynote address at the opening ceremony of the 2012 China Overseas Investment Summit in Hong Kong yesterday, UNCTAD Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi urged Chinese business leaders to avoid the mistakes made by Western multinationals in Africa, and to take corporate social responsibility seriously.
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.
Delivering Aid for Trade: Contribution of the United Nations Inter-Agency Cluster on Trade and Productive Capacity
26 Feb 2012
A number of United Nations resident coordinators met on 22 February with the United Nations Inter-Agency Cluster on Trade and Productive Capacity to discuss the best methods for using aid to enhance trade and the productive abilities of developing countries and countries with economies in transition.