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2nd Biotrade Congress to focus on potential of biodiversity products for forest preservation
9 Dec 2013
Experts meeting in Geneva will discuss how the sale and trade of goods sustainably harvested from forests, if expanded, may preserve stands of timber as carbon "sinks" and thus mitigate climate change.
UNCTAD Chief says investment outlook subdued, urges investment for sustainable development
9 Sep 2013
UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi warned Sunday that the road to global investment recovery remains bumpy, with investors reluctant to expand their businesses in the face of widespread economic fragility and policy uncertainty. According to the UNCTAD World Investment Report, global foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2012 contracted by 18 per cent.
Secretary-General strikes note of caution at London launch of World Investment Report
4 Jul 2013
The World Investment Report post-launch seminar, which was held at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) in London on Monday, 1 July, brought together representatives from UK Trade and Investment, the Department for International Development, think tanks such as the ODI, non-governmental organizations, and academia, to examine the findings of this year's report.
World Investment Report 2013: Global Value-Chains: Investment and Trade for Development
26 Jun 2013
The WIR 2013 presents the latest trends in foreign direct investment (FDI) and contains in-depth analysis of policy developments, investment prospects, and key emerging issues related to investment -- including financial flows via offshore centres, and divestments.
Latest Global Investment Trends Monitor focuses on BRICS FDI and Africa
25 Mar 2013
Burgeoning foreign direct investment (FDI) into and out of Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, China, and South Africa -- collectively known as the BRICS - is mounting in global influence, the latest GITM reports, citing new figures.
Greater attention needed to farming sector, experts tell commodities meeting
20 Mar 2013
High prices for basic farm goods and industrial raw materials, with the complex effects that these cause on the economies of numerous poor countries, are not expected to decline any time soon, the Global Commodities Forum has been told.
Food security cited as priority at meeting of commodity experts
20 Mar 2013
Amid the complex interplay of factors affecting the production of basic farm goods and industrial raw materials, it is vital to ensure that sufficient, affordable food is available in developing countries, an expert meeting has heard.
Global Commodities Forum to ponder how to turn Farm goods, raw materials into higher living standards
15 Mar 2013
Experts will gather on 18 and 19 March at the UNCTAD Global Commodities Forum 2013 to review what happened, and to discuss how the commodities boom can be harvested to yield better benefits for the poor as well as more durable, broad-based economic growth for developing countries.
UNCTAD in joint work on traceability system for snake skins
12 Mar 2013
UNCTAD and the secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) have held a roundtable meeting, with relevant experts, to prepare a platform for an international traceability system for snake skins.