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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.
Tackling high levels of joblessness among young people, UNCTAD and the Commonwealth launch guide to youth entrepreneurship
24 Nov 2015
A policy guide for advancing youth entrepreneurship, jointly developed by the Commonwealth Secretariat and UNCTAD, was launched on 24 November 2015 at a business forum taking place ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Malta (27–29 November).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Debt and Development: The Next 15 years
15 May 2015
At a Short Courses on Key Issues on the International Economic Agenda for Geneva-based Diplomats, held on 15 May 2015, Mr. Dusan ZIVKOVIC made a presentation on Debt and Development: The Next 15 years.
WAEMU Commission to strengthen member States' capacity for Business Facilitation using UNCTAD's eRegulations system
27 Apr 2015
Using efficient tools such as UNCTAD's eRegulations, eSimplifications and eRegistrations systems, representatives of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) member countries will seek to define joint methodologies and structures to work on the simplification of administrative procedures related to investment and enterprise development.