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What to do about "vulture funds"? UNCTAD event highlights challenges ahead
11 Dec 2015
A high-level UNCTAD Roundtable recently brought together over 70 participants and experts at the United Nations headquarters in New York to discuss the role played by non-cooperative funds (so-called vulture funds) in sovereign debt markets and debt restructurings.
When the Tide Goes Out: Capital Flows and Financial Shocks in Emerging Markets
8 Dec 2015
Emerging economies are at risk of a major debt crisis as the United States Federal Reserve considers raising its interest rate for the first time since the financial crisis, says UNCTAD in its latest Policy Brief.
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.
Experts meet to examine debt management in an increasingly unstable global economy
23 Nov 2015
With a growing mountain of global debt remaining at the heart of a highly fragile worldwide economy, experts are meeting in Geneva at the 10th UNCTAD Debt Management Conference on 23–25 November in a context of heightened alerts about threats to future debt sustainability in many emerging and developing economies. Global debt reached an astounding $199 trillion in 2014, up from $21 trillion in 1984.
Ireland's President calls for reform of global debt architecture in light of new development agenda
23 Nov 2015
President Michael Higgins of Ireland has called for a "new institutional architecture" in managing global debt in a keynote address delivered to 10th UNCTAD Debt Management Conference in Geneva on 23 November.
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.
Access to Financial Services as a Driver for the Post-2015 Development Agenda
14 Sep 2015
Effective use and access of available, affordable, convenient, quality, and sustainable financial services contributes to poverty reduction and economic and social development, say UNCTAD in a new Policy Brief.
United Nations General Assembly to vote on debt restructuring principles
9 Sep 2015
In response to Argentina's "vulture funds" crisis and growing concerns about sovereign debt problems elswhere, the United Nations General Assembly tasked UNCTAD with ways to improve sovereign debt restructuring processes.
Training of African Union Services Trade Negotiators kicks off in Nairobi
26 Aug 2015
A week-long workshop, convened by UNCTAD and the African Union Commission, is underway to train services trade negotiators from Anglophone African countries on related negotiations under the African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA).
'Servicification' of international trade takes centre stage at UNCTAD expert meeting
9 Jun 2015
Ambassadors, trade negotiators, policymakers, and national and international services regulators and experts concluded the third session of the Multi-year Expert Meeting on Trade, Services and Development, on May 13, 2015.