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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 participates in autumn meetings of IMF, World Bank and G24
8 Nov 2013
Senior UNCTAD officials have represented the organization at recent meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, and the Group of 24 (G24).
Trade and Development Report 2013: Adjusting to the Changing Dynamics of the World Economy
12 Sep 2013
New UNCTAD report argues that the world economy is experiencing a structural shift, and that countries must introduce fundamental changes in their growth strategies in order to adjust to it. In particular, developing and transition economies that have been overly dependent on exports should give a greater role to domestic and regional demand.
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.
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, jointly with Government of Kazakhstan and Eurasian Economic Club of Scientists, organizes event titled Fifty Years of Development: What Have We Learned?
30 May 2013
At the sixth Astana Economic Forum and first World Anti-Crisis Conference, held on 23-24 May 2013 in Astana, Kazakhstan, UNCTAD and the Government of Kazakhstan, through the Eurasian Economic Club of Scientists, co-organized a lunch event titled Fifty Years of Development: What Have We Learned.
UNCTAD Secretary-General attends World Anti-Crisis Conference in Astana, Kazakhstan
30 May 2013
In his address to the opening ceremony, Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD, noted that policymakers were facing a dual challenge at this point in time: restoring the world economy to sustained growth, and preventing a recurrence of the financial crisis.
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.
UNCTAD briefs New York-based delegates and civil society on new investment policy framework
8 Feb 2013
More than 70 delegates and civil society representatives attended the presentation of UNCTAD's new Investment Policy Framework for Sustainable Development (IPFSD) at the UN headquarters in New York.
UNCTAD to lead post-2015 e-discussion on development-led globalization
24 Jan 2013
The United Nations is organizing a series of consultations on various themes to support governments to agree on a post-2015 development agenda for when the Millennium Development Goals expire. Growth and employment is one of these thematic areas.