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Trade liberalization brings opportunities and challenges for women in Uruguay
17 Dec 2014
UNCTAD workshop held in Montevideo considered the gender impact of Uruguay's increased primary good exports, dynamic services trade and more diverse trading partners.
Partnership between UNCTAD and ILO enters new era with signing of Memorandum of Understanding
11 Dec 2014
UNCTAD and the International Labour Organization have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support the development of joint research and policy advice and increased inter-agency operations for more coherence and impact at the national and regional levels.
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.
Progress in ongoing projects in Lao People's Democratic Republic and Tanzania discussed at meeting of SECO / UN Trade Cluster initiative
4 Nov 2014
The Global Management Board of the SECO / UN Trade Cluster initiative, sponsored by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), met on 27 October to discuss ongoing operations and future projects.
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.
Women in Rwanda make remarkable advances thanks to inclusive policies, UNCTAD study finds
22 Oct 2014
Rwanda is a leading example of the successful integration of gender considerations in a country's legislation and development framework, a new UNCTAD study has found, leading to remarkable advances in the status of Rwandan women and girls.
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.