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Market incentives to address conservation and climate change discussed at Lima conference
17 Dec 2014
A side event at the UNFCCC-COP20 Lima Climate Change Conference in December heard how commercializing goods derived from native biodiversity ("BioTrade") can be complemented by climate change mitigation and adaptation measures to unleash private sector engagement.
Modernizing agriculture need not leave women behind, Rwanda meeting hears
25 Nov 2014
The modernization of agriculture and Rwanda's increasing integration into the world's economy can play a catalytic role in rural development and creating jobs for women, experts said at a meeting organized by UNCTAD and the Rwanda's Ministry of Trade and Industry in Kigali, Rwanda on 12 November.
UNCTAD Secretary-General highlights progress on competition laws at meeting with the Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA)
14 Nov 2014
Mukhisa Kituyi underlined importance of regional cooperation in keynote speech to UNCTAD-SELA working group in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
UNCTAD´s International Trade Director underlines the need for complementary trade and competition policies in Latin America and the Caribbean
7 Nov 2014
Guillermo Valles was speaking at the fourth annual meeting of the UNCTAD-Sistema Económico Latinoamericano y del Caribe (SELA) Working Group in the Dominican Republic.
Developing countries and sovereign wealth funds ready for partnership on sustainable investment
23 Oct 2014
Policymakers and representatives of major sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) and pension funds discussed the possible contribution of state-owned investment funds to the development agenda at an SWF roundtable held on 15 October during the UNCTAD World Investment Forum in Geneva.
Rapid urbanization demands investment in sustainable development of cities, meeting told
23 Oct 2014
Investment is key to making fast-growing cities liveable, inclusive, and sustainable, city and business leaders heard at a roundtable organized by UNCTAD and the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN-SDSN) as part of the UNCTAD World Investment Forum 2014 in Geneva.
Productive capacity, diversification needed to boost growth in Landlocked Developing Countries
22 Oct 2014
There are structural hurdles to unlocking growth in landlocked developing countries (LLDCs), a high-level meeting on investment in LLDCs heard on the final day of UNCTAD's World Investment Forum at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, on 16 October.
UNCTAD works with business schools to focus studies on needs of low-income countries
22 Oct 2014
UNCTAD announced the launch of a global initiative to bolster the contribution business schools and management education can make to development on the final day of the World Investment Forum, Palais des Nations, Geneva, on 16 October.
Investment promotion agencies to play critical role in orienting foreign direct investment toward infrastructure and green growth
20 Oct 2014
More than 250 executives attended the annual Investment Promotion Conference, held during UNCTAD's World Investment Forum, to debate their role in meeting sustainable development goals.
UNCTAD conference debates private sector role in public services and infrastructure
20 Oct 2014
Governments in the world’s poorest countries face difficult choices – how to fund essential services and at the same time ensure quality, accessibility and affordability? The World Investment Forum, organized by UNCTAD, brought government and business leaders together in Geneva on 15 October to address that question at a high-level summit.