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Meeting on accounting standards stresses key role of corporate reporting in promoting investment
8 Nov 2013
UNCTAD’s Secretary-General, government ministers, and other high-level officials stressed today that a sound corporate reporting infrastructure plays a crucial role in promoting investment, financial stability, and development.
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.
UNCTAD hosts GRULAC ambassadorial round table on corporate social responsibility
4 Oct 2013
Eight ambassadors from Latin America gathered to share their countries' experiences with corporate social responsibility (CSR) at the United Nations in Geneva on 26 September 2013. "CSR is an increasingly relevant and core condition of development," Ambassador Balmaceda of Chile said.
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.
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.
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 hosts first Global Corporate Social Responsibility Retreat
18 Mar 2013
UNCTAD hosted its first Global CSR Retreat on 12-14 March, bringing together 27 corporate social responsibility (CSR) professionals from 18 countries for a three-day peer-to-peer learning event. Participants shared best practices on sustainable business with their peers from developed and developing economies.