Displaying results 1 - 10 of 14
Ministerial roundtable calls for "Aid for Investment"
23 Dec 2015
At a session on Boosting Investment in Productive Capacities during UNCTAD's events on the margins of the tenth Ministerial Conference of the WTO, ministers discussed investment in the development of productive capacities in developing countries, especially Africa.
Launch of Kenya's investment facilitation e-platform leads to top rating on the Global Enterprise Registration index
23 Dec 2015
On the margins of the 10th World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference, UNCTAD, in collaboration with the Kenya Investment Authority (KenInvest) launched eRegulations - Kenya's first e-platform for investment facilitation, as the country endeavors to enhance ease of doing business.
Impact of the Nagoya Protocol for BioTrade business and practitioners
25 Nov 2015
Experts discuss the practical implications of the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol and its impact over certain aspects of BioTrade, at a peer review meeting in Geneva on 24 November 2015.
Nordic Capital Markets Join Global Movement for Sustainable Development
4 Nov 2015
Today, eight stock exchanges from Nordic countries joined the UN’s Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative. The announcement came at a special gathering of the region’s exchanges in Helsinki, Finland, organized by UNCTAD, UN Global Compact, UNEP Finance Initiative and Principles for Responsible Investment, and hosted by Nasdaq Helsinki. Now with more than half of the world’s major exchanges involved, stock exchanges are emerging as a powerful voice for responsible business.
As South-East Asia aims for regional economic integration, UNCTAD holds an ASEAN Regional non-tariff measures workshop
20 Oct 2015
UNCTAD, as a world leader in statistics measuring the effects of non-tariff measures, is expanding and consolidating data collection in different regions. In October it was time for South-East Asia.
Growing international demand for BioTrade products: opportunities and challenges
8 Oct 2015
Market potential for BioTrade goods is estimated at 141 billion USD, but complex standards and other non-tariff barriers prevent many small producers from taking advantage of market opportunities.
Broadening the Sources of Growth in Africa: The Role of Investment
7 Oct 2015
A new UNCTAD Policy Brief argues that enhancing the contribution of investment to the growth and development process in Africa will require three complementary policy measures: boosting the level and rate of investment; improving the productivity of new and existing investment; and ensuring that investment goes to strategic sectors deemed crucial for economic transformation and the realization of national development goals.
International agencies and experts meet to update classification of non-tariff measures
5 Oct 2015
As trade policy measures shift, expert's meeting in Geneva took stock of past experiences and discussed future challenges and activities with respect to non-tariff measures.
Non-Tariff Measures and Sustainable Development Goals: Direct and Indirect Linkages
21 Sep 2015
The Sustainable Development Goals have multiple and vital linkages to "non-tariff measures" says UNCTAD in its latest Policy Brief. These non-tariff measures include regulatory policies to protect the environment and human, animal and plant life as well as non-trade barriers that have an effect on developing countries' poverty reduction opportunities.
Successful conclusion to UNCTAD's second course on non-tariff measures
28 Jul 2015
The second edition of the online course on non-tariff measures, developed in cooperation between the Virtual Institute and UNCTAD's Division on International Trade in Goods and Services, and Commodities concluded July 19, awarding 58 participants the UNCTAD Non-Tariff Measures Data Collector Certificate.