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United Nations General Assembly adopts new framework for international consumer protection
23 Dec 2015
Consumer rights have been boosted with the adoption of revised United Nations Guidelines for Consumer Protection by the United Nations General Assembly on 22 December 2015. With this update, member States have agreed to put UNCTAD at the centre of global consumer protection.
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.
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.
Middle East and North African countries meet to work on competition and consumer protection policies
12 Aug 2015
The need to develop competitive markets and to embrace consumer protection values was highlighted during a regional workshop to mark the inception phase of a programme on competition and consumer policies for the Middle East and North African (MENA) region in Agadir, Morocco on 27-29 July 2015.
Global competition policies to be reviewed at major five-yearly gathering in Geneva
3 Jul 2015
The Seventh UN Review Conference, marking the 35th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Set of Multilaterally Agreed Equitable Principles and Rules for the Control of Restrictive Business Practices (also referred to as the United Nations Set), takes place at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on 6–10 July 2015.
United Nations member States to review the "UN Set" on competition for the seventh time
3 Jul 2015
United Nations member States are meeting from 6-10 July 2015 in Geneva to reaffirm the validity of the only multilateral instrument adopted by the UN General Assembly in the area of Competition Policy, the so-called UN Set on competition. This instrument was adopted in 1980 and member States have reaffirmed its validity six times.