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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.
Developing and transition economies attain a new record share of global FDI inflows
31 Oct 2013
Global inflows of foreign direct investment (FDI) rose by 4 per cent in the first half of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012, with a diverging trend appearing between developing and transition economies on the one hand, and developed countries on the other.
Trade and Development Board discusses how developing countries can climb value chains
20 Sep 2013
Astute decisions on investment are vital if developing countries want to reap higher returns from the production chains of transnational corporations (TNCs), experts have told the Trade and Development Board.
The key to development strategies is balance, panellists tell Trade and Development Board
18 Sep 2013
The benefits of expanding domestic economies and the benefits of healthy export flows should be pursued in tandem by developing countries, experts have recommended.
UNCTAD urges fresh approaches to investment policymaking
19 Jul 2013
A new international investment agreements (IIAs) issues note produced by UNCTAD offers suggestions on investment policy that are designed to foster inclusive growth and sustainable development.
International investment policymaking is in transition
21 Jun 2013
UNCTAD's fourth IIA Issues Note for this year looks at treaty termination rules in bilateral investment treaties (BITs). It finds that 1,300 BITs will have reached their "anytime termination stage" by the end of this year.
Ninth UNCTAD-OECD Report on G20 Investment Measures released
17 Jun 2013
The report finds that G20 members have continued to honour their pledge not to introduce new restrictive policies for international investment. However, it cautions policymakers that foreign direct investment (FDI) may not only be limited through formal policy changes, but also through individual administrative decisions and informal public signals that are beyond the scope of the report.
Debate: Harnessing science and technology to spur development
6 Jun 2013
Ministerial roundtable meetings have discussed how to use the information society and scientific and technological advances to speed economic progress in developing countries.
Three national investment promotion agencies honored
29 Apr 2013
UNCTAD has presented awards to the Investment Promotion Agencies of Jamaica, Latvia, and Oman for helping their countries to link effectively into global value chains.
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.