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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.
Shanghai Design Week (5-11 September 2013)
16 Oct 2013
The Shanghai Design Week was organized by the Shanghai government with the purpose to promote the construction of "city of design" and support the innovation driven transformation and development of Shanghai.
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.
Tanzania: New joint project of the Cluster financed by Switzerland
17 Jul 2013
A 3-year project of the United Nations Inter-Agency Cluster on Trade and Productive Capacity on linkages between horticulture small producers and the tourism sector is being prepared in Tanzania, with resources provided by Switzerland (SECO). The operations will start at the beginning of 2014.
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.
UNCTAD and four other agencies hold joint Trade Dimension workshops
10 Jun 2013
Regional workshops on "The Trade Dimension in United Nations Development Assistance Frameworks" have been held in Beirut, Lebanon (15-17 April), and in La Antigua, Guatemala (20-23 May).
Chinese premier terms services vital to “upgrades” of economies around the world
3 Jun 2013
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told a joint Leaders’ Summit of the Global Services Forum (GSF) and the China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) on Wednesday that services sectors around the world represent the most important opportunities for growth and economic “upgrading” sought by developing countries.
Panel: partnerships vital in services sector
29 May 2013
Partnerships in the services sector are critical for achieving economic growth and sustainable development, experts said today.
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.